2022 was a year full of stories, records, excitement, records and championships. Here are some of my top moments of the year in no particular order.
Rams Win Super Bowl
The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI 23-20. The matchup was unexpected but the teams delivered an exciting game that will be remembered for years to come. The game was back and forth for the entire game until the Bengals were up 20-13 with 10:15 left. In that final 10:15, the Rams were able to kick a field goal and score a touchdown leaving only 1:25 for Joe Burrow and the Bengals to attempt to answer back. They were unable to and the Rams came out on top to close the season as Super Bowl Champs. It should be noted that the Rams will not repeat. They begin this week with a 5-10 record and will not see the playoffs.
NCAA Basketball Tournament With A Comeback
This year’s NCAA tournament was one to remember. St. Peters arrived as a 15-seed and had a Cinderella story making it to the Elite 8. To add to that, the final was an exciting game with Kansas making a 16-point comeback in their Finals win against North Carolina.
Coach K Retires
Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski retired this year after his team’s run to the final four in the NCAA tournament. Coach K is the all-time winningest NCAA men’s basketball coach with 1202 career wins and will go down in history as one of the best coaches.
Golden State Adds Another Ring
The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals in June. Stephen Curry was awarded the MVP award for his efforts in earning the Warriors their seventh NBA championship.
Avalanche Win The Cup
The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup Final in 6 games over the two-time defending champions Tampa Bay Lightning. It was a classic series with two outstanding goalies and many impactful players. Defenceman Cale Makar won MVP of the playoffs.
Serena Williams Bids Farewell
One of the GOATS of tennis, Serena Williams, played her final tournament in September at the US Open. Serena had a nice run for most of the tournament until she lost to Ajla Tomljanović in the third round. Serena had an amazing career with her 23 grand slam tournament wins.
Astros Win World Series
The Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies in 6 games in the 2022 World Series. The manager of the team, Dusty Baker, finally won his first world series after 25 years as a manager in the MLB.
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers got his 3000th hit (third in MLB history), Albert Pujols recorded his 700th career home run, and Aaron Judge hit 62 home runs this season earning the Yankees single-season record.
Argentina Wins World Cup
Argentina had a great run in the World Cup in Qatar this year. The legendary Lionel Messi won his first ever and the final was a game to remember. It was close to the very end and came down to penalty kicks where Argentina was dominant.
Brittney Griner’s Year To Forget
Arrested in Russia then Returned to the U.S. – WNBA star, Brittney Griner, was arrested in Russia on February 17th for allegedly possessing cannabis oil in her luggage. She was sentenced to nine years in prison but was then sent back to the U.S. in a prisoner swap with Viktor Bout.