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.
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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Page 2's Most Memorable Sports Years
With 2008 already full of amazing moments, Page 2 is looking back at the greatest years in sports history.THE YEARS
• Jonah Keri on 1961: The year of the dynasty
• Jim Caple on 1968: A year of unrest
• Jim Baker on 1969: New York, New York
• David Schoenfield on 1972: AL in trouble
• Eric Neel on 1978: Greatest duel ever
• Mary Buckheit on 1980: A miracle
• Mike Philbrick on 1984: Bridging the gap
• Paul Lukas on 1986: Three great weeks
• DJ Gallo on 1994: The good old days
• Scoop Jackson on 1998: Still resonates
• Kieran Darcy on 2001: Darkness, and light
• Patrick Hruby on 2004: End of exuberance
• PollCenter: Best year ever -- '80, '86, '98, '01 or '08?