The Bobcat Review
This Year's Top Moments in SportsThursday, June 05, 2008 By Harlan Zeerip ‘11
Barry Bonds' controversial homerun On Tuesday August 7, 2007 Barry Bonds hit a 435 foot milestone homerun that set the Major League baseball all-time homerun record. Along with being known as the all-time homerun king, he will be also known for a more controversial reason, steroids. Many people said that his homerun record should not count due to his use of steroids, but many also say that this era will be known as the steroid era and his record should be counted the same as the previous homerun record held by Hank Aaron. Bonds will wait as a federal grand jury investigates perjury charges pertaining to performance enhancing drugs, but in the end he will still be known as the man who hit the most homeruns in baseball history. Giants upset Patriots' Hopes of Perfect season Going into Super Bowl 42 the Patriots had a perfect 18-0 regular season and playoff record hoping to complete their perfect season and go 19-0, but the Giants had other thoughts. Expected to win by 14 points, the Patriots were the favorites, but at the completion of the game the unexpected happened as the giants were the champions of the NFL. It was still an amazing season for the Patriots despite the fact that did not win the title, but they will still be remembered as one of the most dominating teams of all time. NBA Betting Scandal NBA referee Tim Donaghy was accused of betting on games during the 2005 through 2007 seasons, some of which he was an official. These accusations were very serious to the NBA because of the fact that he might have favored the team that he bet on, which would throw the results of the game off. Law enforcement officials are investigating weather he made calls that may have thrown off the point spread of the game, they are currently further investigating these accusations and Tim Donaghy has surrendered as an NBA referee. This will make the NBA think twice as to how well they should monitor the activities of their referees.