From The Orange And Black To a Tiger Attack: My Top Ten Sports Memories Of 2010

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From The Orange And Black To a Tiger Attack: My Top Ten Sports Memories Of 2010
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The San Francisco Giants celebrate winning their first World Series after 52 seasons by the Bay.

Perhaps you are a fan of a website known as JibJab. For those of you unfamiliar, JibJab creates funny political videos and other satirical material which it puts on the web. It even allows people to upload their own faces in some videos, such as the one they made for the 2008 Election, "Time For Some Campaigning." Anyway, every year since 2005 JibJab has made a "Year in Review" type video. I have watched all of them, and when I heard of this year's edition being released, I rushed to my computer and eagerly turned it on. But there was just one minor problem...

The video completely sucked. I mean, it was just straight garbage compared to the masterpieces they have produced in the past.

The video features Obama and Biden portrayed as puppets, which, whatever your political standing, isn't even remotely funny. They lament mistakes and events of the past year while singing to an unfamiliar, offbeat tune that changed throughout the video. The production was sloppy, the effects were non existent, and perhaps the worst aspect of all was that not a single sports event was mentioned. Not even one.

2009 mentioned Vick's return and the Favre drama, 2007 mentioned the Vick dog scandal in it's opening lines and even mentioned the Red Sox second World Series win later on. You would figure the 2010 version would have some sort of reference to the Olympics. Or LeBron James. Or the World Cup. Or the Saints winning the Super Bowl. Or something.

Nope, not there.

Which brings me to the point of this article.

While JibJab may have let me down, 2010 was actually a pretty good year for me, especially sports wise. My San Francisco Giants finally won the World Series, something I have wanted to see since before I can remember. The Sharkies made a good run in the playoffs before being blanked by the eventual champs, and the Niners and Raiders both made serious runs before being eliminated last week. Not to mention the Stanford Cardinal, who I remember following at 1-11, posted an 11-1 record and are set to play in the Orange Bowl on Monday.

With credit to fellow Contributor Jessica Hirshfield for giving me the idea, here are my top 10 sports memories of 2010.

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