The 10 Best Sports Moments Of 2013

Above: The Baltimore Ravens triumph over the San Francisco 49ers in one of the most exciting Super Bowls in years
Above: The Baltimore Ravens triumph over the San Francisco 49ers in one of the most exciting Super Bowls in years

Everyone has their own personal 2013 highlights, but here are 10 favourite sports moments of the year.

Patriots second half comebacks

There are a few NFL games we can examine, (Week 6… Week 12…) but the one that vexes me the most is Week 14. With only a minute left in the 4th, it’s still 26-14 for the Browns. And then the Pats score. And then they recover an on-side kick. With 31 seconds left, Brady hits Amendola for another, making it 27-26. Remember, 30 seconds earlier, Browns were winning by 12 pts! In the final second, Brown’s Billy Cundiff tries for a 58 yard field goal… and it’s a few yards shy. “Fourth-Quarter” Patriots win.

The drought

The UK’s Andy Murray ends a massive British drought by beating the World’s No.1, Novak Djokovic, in straight sets. He becomes the 1st Brit to win Wimbledom in 77 years!

A legend retires

GSP is MIA. After a controversial “win” against Hendricks, GSP kinda/sorta announces his “retirement”, and UFC President Dana White rips into the NSAC. Water Cooler chatter for the past month stopped being about Apple vs. Samsung, in favour of GSP vs Hendricks.

The Grandslam to change it all

Though, I’ll confess I’m not a baseball fan, there’s one moment during the post-season hunt for the pennant that can’t be overlooked. With the Red Sox down 5-1, Boston’s David Ortiz returned a fastball into the bullpen at Fenway Park, during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS). Certainly didn’t win the World Series for them, but definitely helped change momentum in a series where they were already down 2-0.

Women’s 400 Metres in Moscow

I included this because it was the best (see: closest) come-from-behind finish I’ve EVER seen! Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu beats Botswana’s defending champion, Amantle Montsho, by four thousandths of a second to win World Gold in Moscow. Unreal finish!

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Jeff Bjarnarson

As cliche as it sounds, Jeff Bjarnarson is a jack of all (fun) trades. Growing up in rural Manitoba, Jeff moved to Toronto 3 years ago to carve more footsteps on this planet and broaden his horizons. He finds enjoyment diving into digital strategy with clients at Stone Canoe, a digital shop on Queen West; pushing his physical limits as a participant in this year’s Agency Wars, and most recently, being elected to Business Insider‘s “50 Sexiest Advertising Executives Alive” list, which he humbly accepted. For fun, Jeff eats, breathes, and sleeps NFL football.

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