In case you missed it, the 2013 sports season shocked us all. Just when I think nothing surprises me anymore, the sports world never fails to prove me wrong.
Lets take a look at my top stories of the 2013.
5. Kevin Ware
There have been inexplicably gruesome injuries in sports before. What made Louisville Cardinal guard Kevin Wareís horrific leg break so notable was the fact that everyone was watching when it happened. This wasnít Canadian football. This was the Elite Eight, with the top-ranked teams facing off in college basketball. When Ware suffered the compound fracture it was played and replayed during the game, on YouTube and all over various social media sites. The good news here is that Ware is back at Louisville playing this season.
4. Aaron Hernandez arrested
Once a New England Patriot tight end signed to a $40 million extension, Aaron Hernandez now sits in jail awaiting his day in court. Accused of murdering Odin Lloyd, Hernandez makes the list because no one saw it coming. Sure he had a few problems in college, but nothing that even hinted that he had these kinds of issues.
3. Lance Armstrong admits guilt
In January, Lance Armstrong admitted what everyone already knew ó he used lots and lots of dope to win those seven consecutive Tour de France titles.
Of course, despite the fact that most (or some) of us knew this to be true already, we were still utterly fascinated by his televised confession to Oprah Winfrey. We all wanted to know, what exactly would he say? How he would it? Would he make excuses? Would he ask for forgiveness? Would he cry like a baby? Does it make up for all the lies and people Armstrong let down? I donít know. Only time will tell.
2. Auburn beats Alabama
Itís one thing for Auburn to beat Alabama, but itís a completely another when the play that did it plays out like a movie scripted for television. When Auburnís Chris Davis returned a missed field goal attempt more than 100 yards for a touchdown on the final play to lift No. 4 Auburn to a 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama, it doesnít get any better than that.
1. Boston Marathon Bombing†
On April 15, the world watched in horror as Boston dealt with a horrendous and cowardly act of violence. Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev detonated homemade bombs near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and inflicting gruesome injuries on 264 others.
Four days later, the world stopped in its tracks again when the brothers went on another crime spree, killing a police officer, and initiating a massive citywide manhunt that completely shut down the city of Boston.
As the year in sports ends, Iím shocked by some of the headlines and amazed by others. I hope that all my teams will win and everyone competing will be safe.