How will you remember 2011 sports world? There were plenty headlines, incredible victories, and shut yo’ mouth moments. I fall in love with this time of the year in sports. Looking back at what occur throughout the year shows us that sports are the best reality TV shows on earth. Nothing is even a given, just ask the Miami Heat. With 2011 coming to an end it’s only right that I offer you my top ten “shut yo’ mouth” sports moments of 2011.
At number #10: Penn State football program & Syracuse basketball program
Enough said! Next.
At number #9: Tim Tebow
Let me start of by saying I thank my Lord and Saver Jesus Christ. Seriously, I do thank him a lot however; Tebow has shown the world that we must thank him more, and its VERY much okay to do so. So I thank Tim Tebow!
At number #8: Mavericks cool off the Heat
We heard all the jokes about LeBron James not performing at the highest level in the 4th periods of the NBA Finals, but what’s more important to me was the performance of Dirk Nowitzki. Averaging 26pts in the finals inked him in the Hall of Fame (with a ring) for sure and it won’t be debated on why he’s there. Over 6 months ago we watched one of NBA Commissioner David Stern’s worst nightmares come true; Mark Cuban-Mavericks Owner- wins the gold ball.
At number #7: Win 3 Game 7’s means raising the Cup
Hockey made the list? Yes Hockey people! Any team that wins three Game 7’s and makes a city, see Vancouver; riot will always make my list. Not being a huge hockey fan, just the thought of what Boston Bruins did grab my attention. I’m not sure that we will ever see a team win three game 7’s to win a title.
At number #6: Mr. 3,000 resides in New York Now Finally
Whenever you become first to do anything in a Yankees jersey that speaks volumes, and should be on every list. With their rich history, one might think it’s impossible to be first in anything. Well, Derek Jeter did just that becoming the first Yankee to have 3,000 hits. He’s really the King of the Big Apple.
At number #5: This Cardinal didn’t just fly it ran to a World Series ring
I didn’t know that the MLB playoffs started in late August apparently, the St Louis Cardinals did. Being behind the Atlanta Braves 11 games the Cardinals came back, and won the NL wild card spot. That would have been an awesome way to close out the season for most teams, but not for these Cardinals. Not only did they make the playoffs they bounced the heavily favored Phillies. Showed the Brewers how to drink a beer, and out shoot the Rangers by winning games 6 & 7, sending manager Tony La Russa out on top with a ring.
At number #4: March Madness really is Madness
Anytime you have Virginia Commonwealth and Butler, who made it for the second straight year, in the NCAA Final Four that month will be madness. The Connecticut Huskies not only won the title they won 11 games en route of that title. Yes, I know it only takes 6 wins, that’s my point.
At number #3: Paul going to L.A.
Most Los Angeles fans love the notion of Chris Paul, the best point guard in the league, playing in L.A. Who in the world thought they meant the Los Angeles Clippers. The NBA pulled out the vetoed card and stop Paul from going to Hollywood. Now Paul teams up with Griffin, love that last name, L.A. now has two NBA teams worth taking about.
At number #2: NFL/NBA Lockout
I’m glad they both found the key!
At number #1: Packers run to the Super Bowl and beyond
For the last time Brett Favre who? Aaron Rodger and the Packers won every game they had for almost a year. Including three playoff road games and the Super Bowl victory over the Steelers no other team has won 19 straight in NFL history. The Packers are favorites to win another Super Bowl in 2012, and if so it might land them atop my 2012 end of the year sports review.
What will 2012 bring “can’t wait” to see. Until next time live out your DREAMS with some Determination, put forth Real Efforts and given your Abilities; Means you will have Success.