Best Sports Stories of 2008
Evil Bill, golden Michael, ailing Tiger, and hapless Lions held our fascination
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2008 3:02 PM CST
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick may be the figure that the most NFL fans love to hate. With his hoods and his single-minded determination to win, no matter what, he left a mark on 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Every fan has favorite storylines from the year in sports, but a few were universally intriguing, Reid Cherner and Tom Weir write in USA Today:

  1. Michael Phelps' eight golds in the 08/08/08 Olympics gave America a reason to root.
  2. Our favorite hoodied villain, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, finally got his comeuppance in Super Bowl XLII.

  1. With his knee a ticking time bomb, Tiger Woods scraped out an overtime US Open victory.
  2. We're still trying to banish the image of Roger Clemens bleeding through the seat of his pants, one of the less savory allegations from his steroids mess.
  3. Big Brown almost took the Triple Crown, but the enduring image is Eight Belles collapsing.
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