Vote your top moment for 1999
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.
Michael Jordan retires for the second time, citing a lack of challenges.
Lance Armstrong becomes the second American to win the Tour de France, three years after being diagnosed with testicular cancer and being given a 50 percent chance to live.
U.S. women win the World Cup. After making her penalty kick to defeat China, Brandi Chastain rips off her shirt, exposing her sports bra and causing a national uproar.
Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open as a 17-year-old, becoming the first African-American woman to do so since Althea Gibson won in 1958.
Mike Ditka & Ricky Williams
While coaching the New Orleans Saints, Mike Ditka trades eight draft picks to acquire Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams with the fifth pick of the NFL draft. Williams then dons a wedding dress with Ditka for an ESPN The Magazine cover shoot.