28 December 2008

it's taken so long to see it, cause we never seemed to have the time

2008 has not been a good year for teams supported by yours truly. From the epic failure of the Detroit Lions; Newcastle on the brink of relegation; DC United failing to make the playoffs; and the Blue & Maize posting their worst record in 129 years and missing a bowl game for the first time in 42 years. So while there were not many moments to choose from, and I'm thankful this isn't a top 6 list, in chronological order (although I was tempted to do this auto-biographically):

the top 5 moments in sports 2008 edition

#5 - 2008 Capital One Bowl (January 1, 2008)

Lloyd Carr snaps a four game bowl losing skid with a 41-35 win against Florida in his final game as head coach.

#4 - Luciano Emilio hat trick vs. New York Red Bulls (June 14, 2008)

While none of the goals were particularly spectacular, it was Emilio's first hat trick for United and provided a glimmer of hope during an 8 game unbeaten streak.

#3 - Ben Olsen goes 15 minutes for United vs. LA Galaxy (June 29, 2008)

Olsen's only appearance in 2008 came before 35,000 in a 4-1 victory.

#2 - US Open Cup Champions (September 3, 2008)

The only hardware United would win all season. Goals from Emilio, and Fred.

#1 - 500th game at Michigan Stadium (September 27, 2008)

Michigan came back from a 19-0 halftime defecit to beat Wisconsin in front of 109,000 at the Big House.

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