Sunday, January 6, 2013

Noteworthy Things That Happened During the NHL Lockout

     So the NHL lockout has FINALLY ended as both the NHL and the union have reached a tentative agreement this morning. However, the damage to the 2012-2013 season has already been done. Starting from September 15th of 2012 to January 6th of 2013 (113 days), the NHL has cancelled a total of 625 games through January 14th, 2013. This includes the Winter Classic at the Big House in Ann Arbor on January 1st and the 2013 All-Star Game. So what went on during this time span? Well...

  • Manti T'eo and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tore up the college football landscape, en route to a BCS Championship matchup with the defending champion Crimson Tide of Alabama.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers fired their head coach Mike Brown after a 1-4 start, in spite of acquiring both Steve Nash and Dwight Howard in the offseason. They're currently 15-17 through 32 games.
  • Barack Obama was re-elected the President of the United States.
  • A fiscal cliff deal was reached, which includes an 2% tax increase for certain taxes (Social Security goes up from 4.2% to 6.2%)
  • Former Heisman winner RGIII led the Washington Redskins to their first home playoff game since 1999, finishing with a 10-6 and an NFC East crown.
  • The New Jersey Nets moved to Brooklyn and fired their head coach Avery Johnson during the season.
  • The San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers 4-0 to win the World Series.
  • The NFL's replacement referees caused an array of mistakes and errors through the first three weeks of the NFL regular season.
  • Paul Taglibue reversed the ruling in the Bountygate scandal, overturning the suspensions of the players involved.
  • Everyone was (and still is) doing the "Gangnam Style" as it became the first Youtube video to reach a billion hits.
  • David Beckham won the MLS Cup in his last season with the Los Angeles Galaxy. 

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