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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Updated: April 9, 2:31 AM ET
Vote your top moment of 2009


In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's anniversary, we want you to help select the most significant moment for each of the Mag's 15 years. SportsNation will decide the top moment, to be revealed in the May 3 issue.

Pittsburgh Steelers

With the Cardinals leading 23-20, Pittsburgh's Santonio Holmes leaps for an incredible sideline catch with 35 seconds left in Super Bowl XLIII and lifts the Steelers over the Cardinals for a record sixth Lombardi trophy. 

Santonio Holmes

Alex Rodriguez

Report surfaces that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, while playing for the Texas Rangers (during the survey testing period). Before reporting to spring training, Rodriguez holds a press conference in which he apologizes for taking banned substances from 2001-03, and says his cousin provided the PEDs.

Alex Rodriguez

Steve McNair

The Titans' former MVP quarterback Steve McNair is killed after being shot multiple times in the head and chest by his mistress in an apparent murder-suicide.

Steve McNair

Michael Vick

Michael Vick is released after serving 23 months on a dogfighting conviction -- the last 60 days in home confinement. Less than a month later, he signs a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Michael Vick

Tiger Woods

After reports of infidelity surface in a tabloid, Tiger Woods is injured after crashing into a fire hydrant and tree outside his mansion at 2 a.m. the day after Thanksgiving. Woods apologizes and announces he's taking a break from golf to focus on being "a better husband, father and person."

Tiger Woods