2008 saw many exciting moments in sports by individuals and teams alike. In a year where the economy was down and people's way of life changed drastically, there were sports to lift them up.
We saw a kid from Baltimore shatter Olympic records in a mere eight days.
We saw a Giants team take on the mighty Patriots in the Super Bowl and come out on top.
We saw the Boston Celtics take the NBA by storm and bring back a championship after a long drought.
We saw a former drug addict relaunch his career in baseball, and gave fans one of the best Home Run Derbies ever played.
We saw the fallout of the 'Mitchell Report' and an effort to stop the use of performance enhancing drugs in baseball.
We saw a young team from Tampa take the baseball world by surprise and make it to the World Series after only ten years as an organization.
The list goes on and on of all the amazing, stunning, and compelling moments in sports for 2008.
Here's a chance to look back on many of them as a reminder that when everything else is going bad, sports can lift us up at the times we need it the most.