Top 10 Greatest Sports Moments of 2018

The greatest sports moments of 2018. NOTE: Not all of these are championship victories. Most of these simply warmed our hearts.
The Top Ten
1 Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals win their first Stanley Cup

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.

It's nice to see they finally overcame their years of frustration.

2 Philadelphia Eagles win their first ever Super Bowl

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.

3 16th-seeded UMBC Retrievers defeat 1st-seed Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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 NCAA Men's Basketball history, a 16th seed has defeated a 1st seed. UMBC would lose in the next round, but they still made history.

4 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago Ramblers reach Final Four in NCAA Men's Basketball

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, third-seed Tennessee in the second round, seventh-seed Nevada in the sweet sixteen, and ninth-seed Kansas State in the elite eight until falling to third-seed Michigan in the final four. What a ride it was!

Was it Sister Jean magic? Who knows, but it was a fun team to watch. It reminded me of the VCU run from a few years ago.

5 Alabama Crimson Tide Football erased a 13-point deficit to win the National Championship in overtime

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 led 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.

6 Mexico upsets Germany in the FIFA World Cup

Germany was defending its 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 have waited for a Germany upset every World Cup.

7 Vegas Golden Knights have the best inaugural season of any NHL team as they make it to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season.

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.

8 Justify wins the Triple Crown

The Belmont Stakes were great this year. The champion? A 3-year-old horse named Justify. What a victory for the young horse.

9 Ronda Rousey makes her full-time WWE debut at WrestleMania 34

Ronda Rousey is undoubtedly the greatest female WWE fighter of all time, but she was finally able to compete with the big boys.

10 Boston Red Sox win the World Series

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, the 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.

The Contenders
11 Atlanta United FC win the MLS Cup

Atlanta fans have suffered for a while, especially after Super Bowl 51. But this huge win helped them get over their pain. The Falcons' owner, Arthur Blank, who also owns Atlanta United, finally won a trophy.

Atlanta was overdue for a major championship!

12 England reaches the 2018 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finals
13 U.S Women's Olympic Hockey Team Wins Gold Medal
14 Croatia reaches the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final
15 France wins the 2018 FIFA World Cup
16 Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals
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