TOP STORIES OF 2000
> Subway Series — The Mets and Yankees meet in the World Series. The Yankees won in five games, but not before everyone in New York got in a huge circle and gave each other a reach-around to celebrate their self-importance.
> Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open — Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open by an historic 15-stroke margin, going wire-to-wire. Woods famously opened the tournament by saying: "You've have to put my name on the leaderboard. You got to do this for me. Huge. Quickly."
> Rulon Gardner defeats Alexandre Kareline at the Olympics — Gardner's win is considered the biggest upset in the history of fat guys leaning on each other.
> Pete Sampras wins his 13th Grand Slam title — With a win at Wimbledon, Sampras passed Roy Emerson for most singles titles all-time. The All-England Club honored Sampras by commissioning an acclaimed London hair dresser to shave "13" into Sampras' back hair.
> Music City Miracle — The Bills kickoff to the Titans with 16 seconds left in their playoff game after taking a 16-15 lead. On a wild return, including a questionable, Frank Wycheck lateral, the Titans score a touchdown and win the game in dramatic fashion. To this day, Buffalo fans feel they were robbed of another crushing Super Bowl defeat.
> Rams defeat Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV — Steve McNair of the Titans completed a pass to Kevin Dyson on the game's final play. But Dyson was dragged down short of the goalline by Jesus, doing a personal favor for St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR
Sure, French, you don't have the health care problems we do here. But does your government health care cover face nuts? I doubt it.
PICTURE OF THE YEAR
Roger Clemens doesn't care for foreign substances. Not on the field, at least. In his body … sure. Fine.
QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"Imagine having to take the 7 train to the ballpark looking like you're riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids, right next to some crap pitcher who's going to be out of a job in a couple of years. It's depressing." — John Rocker
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Decade Rewind: The Year 2000
TOP STORIES OF 2000