Wow! I have been writing for over a year and I have reached my 200th blog!
For my 200th I will be writing my top 10 moments of 2013 ( not in any particular order)….

#1: It was so sad for everyone ( even Red Sox fans) to say goodbye to the sandman Mariano Rivera. He had been a huge part of the MLB for his career. Ending his career with a pretty good season and with over 600 saves he is clearly the best closer to stand on the hill.

#2: Would Floyd “Money” Mayweather stay undefeated against another unbeaten fighter Canelo Alvarez? Both of them put up such a huge fight that it came down to a majority decision to see who won. But Mayweather stayed undefeated proving he was the best active fighter.

#3 Saying this might be the best comeback in the history of sports, Oracle team USA came back in a best of 17 series down 8-1 to New Zealand. My parents were there to see the game tying matchup. It will go down as one of the best comebacks of all time.

#4: In the opener of the 2013 season, the 2012 Super Bowl favorites, the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning played the defending Super Bowl champs who upset the Bronc’s in the playoffs, the Baltimore Ravens. Manning took advantage of his new target, reception superstar Wes Welker on the Ravens D who lost Captain Ray Lewis of retirement and Ed Reed to the Texans. Manning threw for 7 TD’s (tied for NFL record) and 462 yards and 62 fantasy points (in my league). He is having a MONSTER season.

#5 Back to the 1st Ravens Broncos game in the AFC divisional round the teams faced off. The matchup was pretty even until the Broncos were up by 7 with not much time left. Joe Flacco QB of the Ravens threw an BOMB to WR/KR Jacoby Jones on a 1on1 and when the CB made a mistake it was a Game Tying TD. Then in 2OT Manning threw a pick and the Ravens kicked a FG to win the game.

#6: I am a huge Michigan fan. I was predicting them to make the final 4 in my Bracket. With a few close games the Big Blue led by Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr, they made it to the finals vs Louisville coming off a scary loss to Kevin Ware. I wore Michigan all week and was so mad when I heard they lost. Now, losing those big players because they were drafted, Michigan’s season is in question.

#7: Two of the best football players to ever play defense retired after this season…Ray Lewis coming off his second Super Bowl win and Brian Urlacher coming off a surprising no playoff team and a coach firing but with the best D in the league. These players were great captains and will surely be 1st ballot hall-of-famers.

#8: SS and future hall-of-famer Derek Jeter was pretty much a bench warmer this season playing only a few games. The injury from last season’s playoffs and an injury from this year slowed Jeter down. Luckily the Yanks got Mariners SS Brendan Ryan to replace Jeter for his uncertain future. If the Yanks come together next year they will be a good playoff contender.

#9: Mets ace Matt Harvey had a sensational season this year even with a late-summer injury that was not a big deal because he was limited to innings and the Mets were not playoff contenders. He started for the NL in the All-star game vs Max Scherzer of the Tigers.

#10: I am so happy I remembered this on my list. While away in sleepaway camp I was watching the 1st pick of the NBA draft. We were wondering who the Cavs would pick and we were shocked that they picked Anthony Bennett. He better be good or else this is a wasted pick. People said this is one of the worst draft decisions besides Brady and Marino.

I hope you have been enjoying following my blog!

– Cole