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These are the Moments
Posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2012, 11:20 AM
by Alison

2011 was a year of sports moments that had more disappointments than highlights and full of moments where I was left asking the sports gods WWWHHHHYYYY???

My Texas Rangers lost the World Series, AGAIN! Oh Nelly, how did you miss that fly ball? It still hurts to talk about and I canít even imagine how Nelson, Nolan and the team feel.

The University of Tennessee football had another losing season and ended a 26 year winning streak against Kentucky in one of the most disappointing losses of Dooleyís career.

As long as Rex Grossman is the starting QB and Kyle Shanahan is the offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins they will continue their 4th place finish in the NFC East.

JoPa is no longer the head coach of Penn State and heís still alive. I always thought his last moments with us would be spent standing on the sideline in rolled up khakis and an oversized sweater. JoPa was the heart of PSU and now we all are left with one of the most disgusting scandals in college sports. I still defend JoPa and think he should have been able to coach the last home game so we all could take a moment and say goodbye to the icon.

CCU president David DeCenzo and AD Hunter Yurachek made one of the worst decisions of the year and maybe even in the history of Coastal Carolina University by relieving head football Coach David Bennett of all duties. Wait until next year, DeCenzo and Yurachek will be eating crow.

I figured 2012 couldnít be worse than 2011 and then I watched the BCS bowl games and if this is any indication of the year to come in sports then I just want to fast forward to 2013.

Itís no secret, the BCS system is a joke. Those little birds in Blacksburg remain 1-5 in BCS bowl games and the Sugar bowl was one of the worst college footballs games Iíve ever watched. WVU crushed Clemson 70-33 for the most points scored in a bowl game. The rematch for LSU and Alabama was 21-0 shutout and without a kicking game it would have been 6-0. The Bama defense came to play. LSU had 5 first downs the whole game and went 2-12 on third downs. The Tigers had a month to prepare for a team they already beat in OT. How was LSU able to take that Shady start to a 13-0 team to just hand Nick Saban his 3rd National Title? The current BCS system HAS to change. Fans need better football games.

In all my disappointments this year there was one shared moment that was historic and so special in college sports. Watching my idol, Coach Knight, embrace Coach Krzyzewski as Coach K passed Coach Knight with 903 wins and became the all-time winningest coach in division 1 college basketball. Watching the two fight tears as they were arm in arm gave Special K a whole new meaning. Itís not often that a former coach can witness the historic achievements of his former player on the hallowed ground of Madison Square Garden. You donít have to be a Duke fan or a Coach Knight fan to know that was a moment that may never happen again in college basketball. It was truly a great moment.

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