The Greatest Sports Moments of 2013
Now that all the turkey has been eaten and the presents have been unwrapped, it is time to take a look back over the year and relive some of the sports moments that captured our hearts and minds over the past year.
From the epic finishes to the amazing seasons, 2013 ended up being a great year for sports from all across the globe. So here is a list of the greatest sports moments of 2013 arranged chronologically. Enjoy.
January 7th – BCS National Championship and Creepy Brent Musburger
Katherine Webb is gorgeous, duh. But when Brent Musburger points it out, we all felt a little dirty that night.
January 12th – Jacoby Jones Stops the Mile High Madness
What is the point of playing Safety if you don’t play safely between the receiver and the goal line?
February 3rd – Super Bowl XLVII
The Baltimore Ravens black out the San Francisco 49ers and Ray Lewis ends his career with his second Super Bowl ring.
February 13th – Oscar Pistorius Goes From Hero to Zero
No one knows if he killed his girlfriend or not but once the trial begins, we might end up finding out the truth.
February 24th – Nascar Returns in Daytona
Jimmie Johnson wins his 2nd Daytona 500.
March – World Baseball Classic
The Netherlands shock the world and beat Cuba, twice.
March 10th – Brandon Knight Gets Destroyed on The Court
DeAndre Jordan reminded us all that he can dunk a basketball that night.
March 13th – Algarve Cup
US Women’s team bring home their 9th Algarve Cup since 2000.
March 21st- Florida Gulf Coast Becomes America’s Team
After knocking out the second seeded Georgetown to begin their Sweet 16 run in the NCAA tourney, the Eagles then upset seventh seeded San Diego State. And they did it with style. #DunkCity
March 22nd – Team USA Takes on Costa Rica in the Snow
It was fun to watch but that was about it. Soccer should never be played in snow like that.
March 31st – Louisville Takes Down A Goliath
5th seeded Louisville upsets top ranked Baylor 82-81 to advance to the Elite Eight.
April 6th – Jack Hoffman Becomes a National Hero and Inspiration to Us All
8 year old Jack Hoffman was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011 and always wanted to play for his favorite team, Nebraska.
April 12th – Kobe Goes Down for the Count
Kobe Bryant isn’t use to getting injured but he tore his achilles tendon that night and the NBA lost its’ freaking mind about it.
April 14th – Adam Scott Wins in Overtime
It didn’t take more than two holes in overtime at the Masters for Adam Scott to claim his first PGA Major win.
April 20th – Big Papi speaks to Fenway
David Ortiz stood in front of the thousands of fans at Fenway Park following the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
April 29th – Oakland A’s Play Into the Early Morning Hours
The game between the Oakland Athletics and the LA Angels went 19 innings but took almost seven hours to finish. It finally ended around 4am/Central.
May 4th – The longest of Odds Almost Wins Kentucky Derby
Golden Soul started the race with 50-1 odds to win. He finished in second place.
May 18th – Longshot at Preakness Stakes Wins, This Time
We almost watched an upset at the Kentucky Derby just over a week before Oxbow, a 15-1 underdog, came through and pulled off the upset.
June 8th – 38 Innings of Baseball Played in Two Games
Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers in 18 innings while the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets in 20 innings. All on the same day.
June 18th – Ray Allen Saves The Day
With six seconds left in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Heat trailing the Spurs 3-2, Ray Allen sinks the biggest shot of his career.
June 24th – Chicago Blackhawks avoid Game 7 of the Stanley Cup
With just about one minute to go, and trailing 2-1, the Chicago Blackhawks scored two goals in 17 seconds to win the Stanley Cup.
July 5th – Dwight Howard Picks Houston
Dwight Howard didn’t work in LA. So he decided it was time to head to Texas for another chance at being the best center in the NBA.
July 7th – 77 year drought? No problem
Andy Murray finally won at Wimbledon becoming the first person from the UK to win since Fred Murray back in 1936.
July 23rd – Life Behind Bars Possible for Patriots Tight End?
Aaron Hernandez just couldn’t quit being a thug and it could end up costing him his life in prison.
August 23rd – Tyson Gay Tests Positive For Banned Substance
He is now facing up to a two year ban from the sport.
August 31st – Diana Nyad Inspires Us All
Never give up. Never fail to reach for the stars. Diana Nyad reached for them all and became the first person to swim from Cuba to Miami without a protective shark cage.
September 5th – Peyton Manning ties a record, again
Peyton Manning started the 2013 NFL season off with a slew of TD’s when he tossed 7 to defeat the Ravens 49-27.
September 8th – Steve Gleason Leads the Chant
The Who Dat chant has never sounded better.
September 8th – Serena Williams Wins Her 17th Grand Slam Title at US Open
It isn’t that she was playing against sub par opponents, she is just that good.
September 12th – But What Did the Fox Say?
A curious little fox felt like wandering onto the football field during the TCU/Texas Tech game.
September 25th – Todd Helton Says Goodbye to the Rockies
In his final home game of his career, Todd Helton crushed a Home Run.
September 26th – Mariano Rivera pitches his last game
Then gets relieved from the mound by two fellow Yankee greats Andy Pettite and Derek Jeter.
October 19th – Ohio State’s Marching Band is Sick
Just watch the video and enjoy.
October 20th – Peyton Manning Returns Home
After being sent packing from the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning made his return to Indy and was greeted with a standing ovation from the entire Colts crowd. #Respect
October 30th – Red Sox bring home another World Series
After trailing the Cardinals 2-1, the Red Sox won the next three games to clinch their 8th World Series title.
November 2nd – Things Get Weird in Miami
What is going on in South Beach? Are the Dolphins losing control of their team?
November 3rd – Nick Foles Puts Up Madden Numbers
In only 3 quarters of play against the Oakland Raiders, Nick Foles tosses 7 touchdown passes to become the second player this season to do so. He also threw for 406 yards and completed 78.6% of his passes.
November 17th – Jimmie Johnson Joins an Elite Club
After winning his 6th Nascar Sprint Cup, Jimmie Johnson moves within one win of Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Richard Petty.
November 22nd – Derrick Rose Suffers Another Knee Injury
If Derrick Rose doesn’t have the worst luck in the NBA, we think you might agree after he went out for the season with yet another knee injury.
November 29th – Jarvis Landry, are you serious?
That is a catch that only one person will ever make, ever.
November 30th – Auburn stuns the Crimson Tide, Wins Iron Bowl
In one of the greatest finishes in sports history, Aurburn’s Chris Davis returned a missed field goal 109 yards to defeat the number one team in the country, Alabama.
December 6th – USA Enters the Group of Death
When the 2014 World Cup groups were announced, USA ended up stuck in one of the toughest groups in the tournament along side Portugal, Germany, and Ghana. But no one said it would be easy, right?
December 14th – Texas Legendary Coach Mack Brown Resigns
Things change, people grow, and time always moves forward. Mack Brown leaving the University of Texas was the smartest decision he has made in years.
December 19th – Kobe Goes Down, Again
After just a few weeks, Kobe Bryant comes down with yet another knee injury. This time, he is only going to miss six weeks instead of six months.