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1968: A year of achievement, a year of unrest

In Page 2's tour of the most memorable sports years, Jim Caple revisits the controversial year of 1968.

Updated: July 28, 2008, 4:33 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

During the violence and turmoil that was 1968, Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren said, "I always turn to the sports page first. The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures."

The problem in 1968 was that too often not even the sports pages could provide safe refuge from man's failures. The year began the day after the famous Ice Bowl was played in subzero temperatures, but it was the ensuing 365 days that left fans numb and blue.

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