2008...Wasn't It Great?
2008 was a year to be remembered. We saw the Giants upset the Patriots in perhaps the biggest upset in NFL history, Tiger Woods win the US Open on one leg and many other sensational stories.
Michael Phelps's amazing feat of eight gold medals in one Olympic game was the event in the sporting world that captured us the most. He entertained us for a few short weeks in August but it seemed like much longer.
Phelp's feat will stand for at least another four years for the simple fact that there won't be another Olympic games until then.
Of all of the championships and accomplishments of the year, Phelps's was the most difficult because he had to do it over a short period of time. He even beat others at their best.
2008 BCS National Champions
The year started off with the LSU Tigers winning the BCS National Championship over Ohio State 38-24.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots ran through the NFL in the 2007/2008 season to the tune of 18 straight games.
Going into Superbowl XLII it looked like the Patriots would trample over the New York Giants on their way to a historic 19-0.
The New York Giants made sure history wouldn't be made at their expense and shocked the New England Patriots 17-14
New York Giants: Champions of Superbowl XLII
Eli Manning and the Giants shocked the world when they beat the Patriots in the Superbowl.
Say it ain't so Roger!
Roger Clemens testifies at a congressional hearing about his alleged use of steroids while he played in MLB.
Michael Beasley took the college basketball world by storm as a freshman. Beasley averaged an amazing 26 points and 12 rebounds per game.
The Babyfaced Assasin
March belonged to Stephen Curry of the Davidson Wildcats. Curry willed his Wildcats past powerhouses Gonzaga, Georgetown and Wisconsin.
The Wildcats came within a three-pointer of upsetting eventual national champion Kansas. Curry averaged 32 points per game in the NCAA tournament.
The Shot: 2008
Although this Mario Chalmers three-pointer wasn't the game winner for the Jayhawks, it tied the game in regulation and gave Kansas all of the momentum going into overtime.
Oh so close...
Chris Douglas-Roberts and the Memphis Tigers were the best team in college basketball all year and came within a Mario Chalmers three-pointer of winning the national championship.
Just across the pond, Christiano Ronaldo was putting together one of the greatest seasons in EPL history.
Ronaldo finished the season with 42 goals and led Manchester United to the UEFA Cup title. Ronaldo was recently named the FIFA World Footballer of the Year.
She's Got Game
Candace Parker dominated women's college basketball, the WNBA, and the Olympic games this year. She will be the best women's player when its all said and done.
The Chicago Bulls made hometown hero Derrick Rose the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft
Tiger Woods won the 2008 US Open...with a torn ACL. Woods played in six tournaments in 2008 and won four of them.
Kobe back in the Finals
Christmas came early for Kobe. He got what he wanted in 2008...a team with a chance to win it all.
New Celtics Dynasty
Led by Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers to win the 2008 NBA Finals.
Spain wins Euro 2008
Fernando Torres and David Villa were the stars as Spain won Euro 2008 to start off the summer.
What a streak...
Roger Federer won 65 straight matches before losing to Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon.
Simply the best...
Rafael Nadal dominated in 2008. The 22-year-old Spaniard ended Roger Federer's 65 match win streak at Wimbledon and hasn't relinquished the world No. 1 ranking since.
Redeem Team brings home the gold
The "Redeem Team" as they were called won the gold medal to put the US back on top of the basketball world.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica ran away with the 100 meter and 200 meter championships in Beijing. Setting new world records in both events. No doubt Bolt was one of the stars of the games
Michael Phels won eight gold medals in Beijing to go along with the six he won in Athens. Phelps has 16 career medals. 14 gold and two bronze.
From high school straight to the pros
Brandon Jennings was the concensus No. 1 high school point guard in the country last year.
When he decided he didn't want to go to college, he had to go to Europe because high school players cannot enter the draft right out of high school in the US. Jennings now plays for Vitus Roma in Italy
Farewell to Yankee Stadium
Yankees missed the playoffs...
When was the last time the Bronx Bombers missed the postseason?
The Phillies win the World Series!
The President has got next...
President-elect Barack Obama shows off his jumpshot on the campaign trail.
Wild, Wild West
Colt McCoy, Sam Bradford, Graham Harrell, Chase Daniel, Robert Griffin, Zac Robinson, Todd Ressing, Jerrod Johnson and Josh Freeman made sure Big 12 fans were treated to a shootout each and every week.
The Big 12 had five quarterbacks in the top 20 in passing efficiency in the country. Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy were Heisman finalists with Bradford winning the prestigious award.
McCoy won the Walter Camp Football Player of the Year Award and Graham Harrell won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. What a year for Big 12 quarterbacks...
What a mess...
This Michael Crabtree touchdown jumbled up the BCS which ended up in two 11-1 teams being left out of the Big 12 Championship game and another one out of the BCS completely.
As good as 05?
The Tar Heels are off to a fast start. They've blown out everybody they've faced so far, including two top 15 teams.
Can Ty Lawson led the Tar Heels to the national championship like Raymond Felton did in 05? The pieces are certainly there...
Sam Bradford won the 2008 Heisman Trophy and will get a chance to add a BCS National Championship to his list of achievements this upcoming January.