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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."