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Top nine stories of '09

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Point of Order, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    This is coming straight from memory. I hope I haven't made any horribly embarrassing omissions. What else big has happened in 2009 that I forgot?

    1. White House party crashers expose security gap

    2. Fort Hood shootings tragedy stuns nation

    3. Tiger Woods drives life into the rough

    4. Michael Jackson dies

    5. Economy suckage continues

    6. The Sarah Palin craze

    7. Escalation in Afghanistan

    8. Teabaggers, birthers, and deathers run amok

    9. Balloon boy hoax, (Who the hell is Wolf?)

    Honorable mention: Health care debate goes on, and on, and on...; Sotomayor ascends to Supreme Court; Swine flu; Obama's suprise Nobel Prize; Notre Dame burns through another football coach; Obama inauguration marks historic event; Kanye crashes VMAs

    YGBFKM Guest

    Browns beating Steelers has to be on the list. :D
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I was trying to think of what the biggest sports stories of the year might be and it was pretty damn hard. I can't recall much earth-shattering sports news this year.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I am making no political comment when I say: Sarah Palin belongs nowhere near the list of biggest stories, and certainly not before health care.
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    the party crashers certainly don't make any list of top news stories of the year.
  6. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Right behind Cutler being traded and buying a comb, correct? :D
  7. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Yankees win World Series.

    YGBFKM Guest

    Real men don't use combs.
  9. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    How do you figure that? Two reality show wannabe clowns breach what should be the tightest security in the world and crash an official state dinner. A Congressional investigation is launched, heads to roll at Secret Service, and White House staffers come under fire. I understand an argument that it might not the biggest story of the year, but it's gotta be on the list.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    If it had happened in March, nobody would be considering it top-20. It's just fresh in our minds.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    For top sports stories, you've got to have Meb Keflezighi winning the NY Marathon, Yanks winning the series, Steelers, Kobe, Federer, Tiger....

    I'd throw all of the reality show crap in the same category. Is it important? No. Did it receive more coverage from legit news agencies than every other item in the top 10? Yes. So news orgs can't try and say it's a legit story enough to run Monday through Friday and then ignore it at the end of the year.
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Good call on the American winning the Boston Marathon.

    I don't see the party crasher story as a reality show story, I see it as a failure-to-adequately-safeguard-the-life-of-the-President story.
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