2010 In Sports
2010 has been an eventful year in sports. Here is a month-by-month breakdown of the sporting highlights of the year.
BCS National Championship Game – Colt McCoy gets knocked out of the game, as Alabama defeats Texas 37–21 in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game, claiming the 2009 national championship in college football.
This marks the first time in the modern era that two perfect games have been thrown in the same MLB season, let alone the same month!
PGA Championship – Martin Kaymer wins PGA Championship following controversy surrounding Dustin Johnson. Johnson birdied 16 and 17 to take a one-shot lead with one hole to play. Johnson bogeyed the final hole to apparently tie for the lead, but after further review, it was decided that on the final hole, he had “grounded his club” in a bunker. He was given a two-stroke penalty and finished out of the playoff in a 3-way tie for fifth place.
Heisman Controversy – Reggie Bush, currently with the Saints, announced that he would forfeit his 2005 Heisman Trophy after his involvement with marketing agents while playing at USC led to severe NCAA penalties against USC. The school had already returned its copy of Bush’s Heisman and the football program cut ties with Bush.
Post-Season No-Hitter – In Game 1 of the National League Division Series, Roy Halladay no-hits the Cincinnati Reds in the Phillies’ 4-0 win. Halladay becomes only the second pitcher to throw a no-hitter in postseason play, after Don Larsen‘s perfect game in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.
Consecutive Game Streak – Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre’s consecutive games started streak ends at 297, following a shoulder injury sustained the week before against Buffalo.
Heisman Trophy – Auburn QB Cam Newtown wins the 2010 Heisman Trophy amidst controversy regarding his eligibility following news that his father had solicited money for Cam’s services.