TOP STORIES OF 2005
> Lance Armstrong wins his seventh straight Tour de France — And anyone not wearing a yellow LIVESTRONG band in 2005 was pretty much considered to be pro-cancer.
> Patriots win the Super Bowl again — By knocking off the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-21, the Patriots became only the second team to ever win three Super Bowls in four years, but the first in the modern era of football (i.e. ever since people in New England began paying attention to football).
> Jose Canseco's book is a bestseller — Canseco wisely chose a title for his book about steroids in baseball that would sell it to people of all ages: "Oh! The Places You'll Grow!"
> Spurs win the NBA title — The Spurs win their third title in seven years over the Pistons in seven games, the first Finals to go seven games in 11 years. This fact proves that pressure from the mob has more impact on NBA referees than does pressure from David Stern.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR
Did you see it? The video is kind of blurry and the cars go by really fast. But if you pause it at the right place you can see it. Now do you see it? Yep. It's from the 2005 Indianapolis 500. And the car in the front has a vagina.
PICTURE OF THE YEAR
Couldn't find a picture of White Sox fans storming the field to celebrate the team's first World Series title in nearly 90 years. But it probably looked something like this.
QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"Shutting the league down for an entire year will only make the average, casual fan miss us and want us more, right?" — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman
Previously:TheYear 2000,2001,2002, 2003 and 2004.