TOP STORIES OF 2003
> College controversies Rick Neuheisel, Mike Price, Larry Eustachy, Jim Harrick and Maurice Clarett all find trouble. However, these incidents caused change. For example, after drunk photos of Eustachy hit the Internet, never again was someone in sports photographed in a compromising state, thereby crushing the sports blogosphere in its infancy.
> BALCO investigation Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi and other testify in the BALCO case. Both players unknowingly took steroids to get through the hours of grueling testimony.
> Marlins win the World Series The Florida Marlins upset the New York Yankees in the World Series, earning the franchise its second title and, more importantly, its players lucrative contracts in other cities.
> Lebron James makes his NBA debut And so, the search for the next Lebron James began.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR
Yes, Michael Jordan retired for good in 2003. But let's pretend his career ended in 1998 like in this old Nike commercial.
PICTURE OF THE YEAR
The most memorable ring presentation ceremony of the decade.
QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"I think the media is very advantageous for a loud moron to do well." Rush Limbaugh
Previously: The Year 2000, 2001 and 2002