Top 10 Games of 2009
The holiday season is upon us once more, and with it comes the traditional gift giving (unless you celebrate Festivus, in which case, best of luck in the Feats of Strength).
It is also the time of year that we as sports fans are reminded just how lucky we are. Each and every year, after a full calendar of games and matches has been played, we are fortunate enough to be able to recount the overtime buzzer-beaters and epic baseball games, all of which seemingly get better with each passing year.
So worry not, sports fans - there will be more epic games in the following year. But for now, let's look back at the Top 10 Games from 2009, from Pittsburgh and Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh in the Big East Championship.
Honorable Mention: NCAA Basketball First Round, No. 9 Siena gets by No. 8 Ohio State, 74-72 in double-overtime ... NBA Finals Game 4, Lakers beat Magic, 99-91 (OT), thanks to Derek Fisher's game-tying 3 with 4.6 seconds left ... NHL Western Conference Semifinals Game 2, Ducks defeat Red Wings, 4-3, in 3OT ... NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 7, Penguins down Red Wings, 2-1 ... NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 2, Cavaliers defeat Magic, 96-95 on LeBron James' 3-point shot at the buzzer ... Mark Buehrle's perfect game ... NFL Week 10, Colts rally and defeat Patriots, 35-34 ... Civil War, Oregon gets by Oregon State, 37-33.