Top 10 Greatest Sports Moments of 2018The greatest sports moments of 2018. NOTE: Not all of these are championship victories. Most of these simply warmed our hearts.
The Top Ten
After years of frustration, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals finally win the Stanley Cup. The Capitals are no longer a laughing stock and Ovechkin clinched his spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame
Nice to see they finally overcame their years of frustration
The Eagles had years of frustration in Philadelphia, the Eagles finally won a Super Bowl...with a backup QB! They beat Tom Brady and the Patriots in a huge offensive showdown for the ages.
When I look back on that tournament UMBC will always stand out as the first 16 seed to beat a 1 seed. Even as the years pass nobody can take that away from them
For the first time in NCAAM history, a 16th seed has defeated a 1st seed. UMBC would lose in the next round but they still made history.
The fact that an 11th-seeded team made it all the way to the Final Four is simply magnificent. To get there, they first beat 6th-seed Miami in the first round, #3-seed Tennessee in the second round, #7-seed Nevada in the sweet sixteen, and #9-seed Kansas State in the elite eight until falling to #3-seed Michigan in the final four. WHAT A RIDE IT WAS!
Was it Sister Jean magic? Who knows what it was but it was a fun team to watch. Reminded me of the VCU run from a few years ago
Georgia was leading Alabama 20-7 in the fourth quarter in the NCAAF national championship. Then something happened: Nick Saban put in Tua Tagovailoa, a redshirt freshman, and lead a comeback. They went into overtime where Tua would throw a perfect pass to a wide-open receiver to win their 17th title in school history.
Seems like Georgia decided to show their inner falcon
Germany was defending it's world cup title, but Mexico wouldn't let that happen. In fact, they pulled off a 1-0 victory over Germany. The defending champions defended no more.
I waited for a Germany upset every World Cup.
They might have lost the Stanley Cup Finals, but this was their first ever season. In their first year in franchise history, the Golden Knights became Pacific Division champions, swept the LA Kings in round 1, beat the Sharks in round 2, and destroyed the Jets in round 3. They would lose the Finals to the Capitals but it was a hell of a run.
The Bellmont Stakes were great this year. The Champion? A 3-year old horse named Justify. What a victory for the young horse.
Ronda Rousey is no doubt the greatest female WWE fighter of all time, but she was finally able to play with the big boys.
The fact that the Red Sox won the series isn't what makes it special, it's how they did it. First, they beat their archrival New York Yankees in round 2. The world series ended when Manny Machado was struck out and fell to his knees, a great day for Boston fans.
Atlanta fans have suffered for a while, especially after the Super Bowl 51. But this huge win helped them get over their pain. The Falcons' owner, Arthur Blank, who also owns the Atlanta United, finally won a trophy.
Atlanta was overdue for a major championship!