2001: The gift of sports is realized
In Page 2's tour of the most memorable sports years, Kieran Darcy remembers when 2001 taught him that sports truly are a gift.
I am a die-hard New York Yankees fan, and I know I'm spoiled rotten. Born in May 1978, I was too young to remember the Yankees' World Series win that year. And they were a bad team for much of my childhood. But I know, I know 13 straight years in the postseason, and four World Series wins in five years.
Yet, believe it or not, my favorite World Series memories are from a Series the Yankees lost.
Puzzled? Let me explain. As I've written about on Page 2 before, I lost my father ...
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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?