Thursday, October 28, 2004

Now that the Red Sox have FINALLY won the World Series....

Well, it finally happened - the 4th or 5th sign of the apocalypse. Seeing as that it has been a rather interesting year in sports, a year that saw MANY trends ended, such as....(courtesy of ESPN.)

Droughts broken in 2004:

-Phil Mickelson was 0-42 in majors AS A PRO before his win at the Masters
-Peyton Manning was 0-3 in the playoffs before beating the Broncos (was looking to avoid joining Y.A. Tittle as only 0-4 QBs). Manning also topped the Chiefs the following week.
-Kevin Garnett was 0-6 in playoff series before the T'Wolves beat the Nuggets (Garnett joined Chris Dudley and Jerry Sloan as the only players to win their first series in their 7th attempt).
-Dave Andreychuk appeared in 1,753 games (reg. and postseason) before his first Stanley Cup (an NHL record).
-The Astros were 0-7 in postseason series before their win (was the worst playoff record in MLB)
-Northwestern defeated Ohio State for the first time since 1971 (snapping a 24-game losing streak to OSU, the longest streak in Big Ten history).
-USC won a share of the National Championship for the 1st time since 1978 -- LSU for the 1st time since 1958.
-Calgary Flames made the playoffs for the first time since 1996 (ending the longest active drought in NHL).
-Canadian team (Flames) reached Stanley Cup Finals for 1st time since 1994 (Canucks), ending longest streak without an Canadian team.
-Dodgers win a postseason game for the first time since 1988, made the playoffs for 1st time since 1996.
-Washington State won AT UCLA in basketball for the first time ever (snapping 47-game losing streak).


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