Vote your top moment for 2006
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.
QB Vince Young's touchdown run on fourth down with 19 seconds remaining gives Texas a 41-38 victory, ending USC's hopes of a three-peat, to cap his scintillating Rose Bowl performance. Young set two records in a BCS Championship game that still stand today: most rushing yards (200) and most total yards (467). It was such an impressive display that Young won that year's ESPY Award for Championship Performance.
Kobe Bryant scores 81 points -- the second-most in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game 44 years before -- against the Raptors. Only four players had ever scored more than 70 -- Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, David Thompson and David Robinson. Bryant shot 28-of-46 from the floor, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range, and 18-of-20 from the foul line.
Nineteen-year-old snowboarder Shaun White, nicknamed the Flying Tomato for his flowing red locks, introduces himself to the world by winning gold in the half pipe at the Winter Olympics in Torino.
Duke lacrosse players are accused of raping an adult dancer hired for a team party, setting off a firestorm of publicity and scrutiny. The team was later reinstated and the players were exonerated.
France's 1998 World Cup hero Zinedine Zidane head butts Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the 110th minute of the World Cup final and is ejected.