Wednesday, January 04, 2006


2005 was a great year in sports. From New England to North Carolina to San Antonio to Chicago to Lance and on and on and on, there were championship efforts and huge stories. It was a year when the Indianapolis Colts almost didn't lose at least in the fall part of the season. Terrell Owens never stopped making headlines or forcing ESPN to go all Eagles all the time, David Stern instituted an age minimum and a dress code and the NHL finally returned, although how many still cared remains to be seen. Balco Barry returned to almost surpass the Babe, while Johnny Damon just made out of town like the Bambino. Meanwhile, a hurricane made startled everybody and let everybody ponder that what the future is for sports in New Orleans. But for all in all, it was the year that was ruled by the New England Patriots, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Chicago White Sox. These teams once again proved that in sports it may not pay to play together, but the toast rose for a feeling of sportsmanship sure tastes sweet. In January, the Eagles didn't wind up winning the Super Bowl, but the ride they took was extremely colorful. In February, the unbelievable Patriots won for the third time in four years. Also, Gary Bettman, the worst executive in the history of sports, teamed up with the equally egotistical Bob Goodenow to kill the NHL season. In April Sean May won a national championship, exactly 29 years after his father achieved this feat. In May, the NCAA corrupted the things. Also Larry Brown's long career was booed by his own fans. In June the critics of the NBA claimed that the sport lacks team play. In September, Saints owner Tom Benson and the NFL gave New Orleans time to convalesce before pressing the city about stadium plans. In October, the White Sox won the World Series and represented the spirit of their magical manager, Ozzie Guillen.


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