View Full Version : Which year this decade was the best sports year?

12-29-2009, 11:03 AM
I have to go with 2008.

Jan 7, 2008 - BCS Championship - a 2-loss LSU team sneaks into the BCS championship and knock off undefeated Ohio State 38-24.

Feb 3, 2008 - Super Bowl - amazing upset of the undefeated Patriots by the Giants. One of the best Super Bowl's of all time.

Apr 7, 2008 - NCAA championship - one of the best finals of all time, as Kansas rallies to force OT over Memphis, and then go on to win the game.

May 24 - Jun 4 - Stanley Cup Finals - Penguins-Red Wings, a classic matchup between two of the most popular teams in the sport. Red Wings win in 6.

Jun 5 - Jun 17, 2008 - NBA Finals - Lakers-Celtics, another classic matchup not seen since the 80's. The Celtics go on to win in 6 games.

Jul 5-6, 2008 - Wimbledon - Venus beats her sister Serena for the first time in a finals to win the women's side, while Nadal beats Federer for the first time in the Wimbledon finals in one of the greatest matches of all time.

December 31, 2008 - Vandy wins it's first bowl game in 50+ years. :thumbsup

It doesn't hurt that the Titans had their best start ever at 10-0.

12-29-2009, 02:28 PM
Don't forget the Olympics - Bolt and Phelps.

12-29-2009, 02:44 PM
Thanks. I knew I was forgetting something.

I also forgot the 2008 World Series between the hard-luck Phillies and the surprising Rays. While the series itself wasn't so exciting, the matchup was great for fans like me that cheer for teams that don't have any or many titles.

12-29-2009, 04:29 PM
And Fresno State was the lowest ranked team to ever win the CWS (or any NCAA Championship in any sport). And Woods winning the US Open in a playoff on esentially one leg. And Stephen Curry and Davidson in March Madness.

2008 was a great sports year.

01-03-2010, 11:00 PM
I agree. 2008 was pretty sweet.

01-10-2010, 03:03 PM
yea 08 was good

09 was bittersweet.. the Titans went 0-6, eventually 8-8 and missed the playoffs but the Yankees won the series and Jimmie Johnson claimed his 4th straight nascar championship