Year in Review

The following events also occurred in 2000...

  • Britain’s Queen Mother celebrated her 100th birthday.
  • AOL and Time Warner merged in one of the biggest mergers in history.
  • Everyone wanted to know if Elian Gonzalez would stay in the U.S. or go back to Cuba.
  • Hillary Clinton becomes a New York senator.
  • Metallica sues Napster because people are illegally downloading their music.
  • The Presidential election comes under scrutiny when hanging chads and other blunders hold up the results in Florida.
  • Tiger Woods wins an amazing three out of the four majors and earns almost $10 million.
  • The New York Yankees face the New York Mets in what is dubbed the Subway Series and win their fourth World Series in five years.
  • Bobby Knight is fired as the head men’s basketball coach at Indiana University.
  • The St. Louis Rams, led by MVP Kurt Warner, beat the Tennessee Titans to win the Super Bowl in a game that came down to the last play.
  • Alex Rodriguez signs the biggest contract in sports history with the Texas Rangers.
  • Atlanta Braves closer John Rocker ruffled everyone’s feathers when he lashed out against minorities in New York.
  • Jim Carrey turned green and led How The Grinch Stole Christmas to box office success.
  • The nation loved watching Tom Hanks talk to a volleyball, as Cast Away captivated movie audiences.

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