The Top Ten Sports Moments of 2010

  1. Roy Halladay.  All he did was hurl the 20th perfect game in MLB history, the second no-hitter in baseball’s post season, and win the National League Cy Young Award in a unaminous vote.
  2. The Flyers Epic Comback. Down 0-3 to the Boston Bruins, they proceeded to become the third team (since the ’42 Maple Leafs and the ’75 Islanders) to win four straight games.
  3. UConn’s Winning Streak Comes To An End. This just got under the wire.  Stanford, the last team to beat the Lady Huskies, beat them in their own backyard.
  4. Donovan McNabb To Washington.  Hey, Shanny, how’d that work out?
  5. A Giant Choke Job. Down three touchdowns, Dogfaced Killa Michael Vick and DeShawn Jackson led the Eagles to the biggest win in North Jersey since the last time they did it.
  6. Butler Almost Did It. Playing in their hometown, a missed half court Hail Mary handed Duke their fourth NCAA Men’s title.
  7. Finally. The New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, reversing a four decade slide of mediocrity, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Flyers on a Game Six walkoff OT goal, Spain ended a long drought by finally winning the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and the San Francisco Giants won their first World Series since 1954 (as the New York Baseball Giants) upending the Texas Rangers.
  8. Old Time Football. The Alabama Crimson Tide went to Pasadena and capitalized on a injured Texas Longhorn QB Colt McCoy using good old Smash Mouth football to win the BCS Title Game.
  9. Back Door Entry.  Cliff Lee returned to the Phillies after rejecting both the Yankees (mainly due to their obnoxious fans) and the Rangers.  Dreams of a 2011 World Series championship dance in everyone’s heads.
  10. Good Work For An Old Guy.  Jamie Moyer twirled a shutout at the age of 47.

What were your top moments?  Post them here.

About jamesrussellcraven
Native Philadelphian, longtime sports fan and man about bon vivant.

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