Take a look back at the best, most famous sport stories we had of 2010, remember their names, consequences and controversies that surrounded the top 10 Sporting news this year, check out the photos that immortalized the moment and videos after the jump.
When we said Top 10 stories we meant the greatest stories in sports, not scandals, messy things so don’t except to see Brett Favre’s name here since his on/ off retirement ain’t top story anymore well maybe we could mention him a little bit, we have gathered the coolest, most awesome stories that we must remember at least once more so let’s get ready to rumble!!!
So we said we won’t talk Brett Favre but how on earth could we leave Tiger Woods out, his whole personal scandal started in November, 2009 ever since until December he kept hitting the headlines over and over again, alleged affairs, rehab, divorce on/ off, almost back with Elin, back to golf, playing terrible, divorce finalized and endorsement deals finalized.
NFL Football – The Super Bowl featured Carrie Underwood, Queen Latifah and the Who plus the Indianapolis Colts faced the New Orleans Saints, the latter one won the Super Bowl (31-17), putting their quarterback Drew Brees on the front page of every paper and magazine there was. Another famous Saint, Reggie Bush, used to have a very famous girlfriend Kim Kardashian was another big sports story, equally big was Bush’s Heisman Trophy taken from him.
The 2010 Winter Olympics, held in Vancouver, Canada on February 12 to February 28th. With 82 countries participating with their best 2,622 athletes in 15 disciplines. The host Canada was the nation to win more gold medals (14), 7 silver, 5 bronze, 26 total followed by Germany and the United States.
Top Sport Story #4
The whole Gilbert Arenas guns in the locker room ordeal that started in December, 2009 ended up with Arenas and Javaris Crittenton suspended without pay, sentenced to two years probation and 30 days in a halfway house where he stayed from April- May.
< In June Detroit Tigers' Armando Galarraga pitched nearly 9 perfect innings against the Cleveland Indians, but a wrong call made by umpire Jim Joyce stole his perfect game. He called Jason Donald safe when it was pretty clear he was out. Joyce apologized to Armando later who accepted his apology gladly.
The Chicago Blackhawks got into the Stanley Cup finals after 18 years and defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, winning their fourth Stanley Cup since 1961 when they defeated the Detroit Red Wings (others were 1934 against the Detroit Red Wings, and against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1938).
In June, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated their long time rivals the Boston Celtics (79- 83) gaining their 16th NBA Championship (1949, 1950, 52- 1954, 54, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968-1970, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1982-1985, 1987-1989, 1991, 2000- 2002, 2004, 2008- 2010).
Soccer celebrated their most important celebration, the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the country of Nelson Mandela who lost his great granddaughter just a day before the opening celebration. This World Cup was full of the best players not playing their best that is, 32 teams, thousand of yellow cards that kept slowing every game, important coaches like Maradona (Argentina), Loew (Germany), Capello (England), Dunga (Brazil) and Vicente del Bosque from Spain who made their 13th appearance in the Cup and their first victory defeating Netherlands.
Top Sport Story #9
The 106th World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers started on October 27 and ended on November 1st with the Giants winning the 2010 World Series. San Francisco won the 1st game in Frisco (11- 7), 2nd game where the Giants won (9- 0), 3rd game in Texas the Rangers won (4-2) but the Giants won the 4th (4-0) and (3-1).
Top Sports Story #10
We said we wouldn’t do the Favre talk, but come on! how can we ignore it when he kept getting himself up to his neck with trouble and I mean a really big, ugly mess here! Jenn Sterger, a former Jets host with whom she is featured in one of the most controversial sports scandals of 2010.
What do you think of the year’s Top Sports Stories? Would you like to add another? Check out the photos and the great video below.