Saturday, January 5, 2008

A Look Back

While we live each passing year one day at a time, history has a way of compressing the calendar into cliff-notes form. For this entry, we'll survey a few of the big stories of the past year, and then vote on which one is most likely to be the key moment for which 2007 will be remembered. In no particular order:

1. Filmmakers claim to find the tomb of Jesus Christ, along with his wife and son. This "discovery" was based on names inscripted on the ossuaries (bone boxes). The story was later debunked by a number of theologians, historians, and archaeologists.

2. Al Gore awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to raise awareness about Global Warming.

3. Barry Bonds breaks (*) the all-time Major League home run record. Because of his involvement in the steroid scandal and facing possible perjury charges, Bonds achievement is met with cold recognition. The ball was later branded with an asterisk and sent to the Hall of Fame.

4. U.S. Senator Larry Craig claims to have a wide stance. Enough said.

5. In one of the craziest college football seasons ever, 2007 saw the #1 ranked team fall 4 different times. The "year of the upset" began with #5 Michigan's loss to Division 2 Appalachian State. In the 15 weeks following, a slew of upsets would keep the top 5 rankings in a state of constant change.

So, which of these is the story most likely to go down as the historical marker for 2007?


BeechNut said...

I have to go with the Larry Craig story. It also explains why none of the quarterbacks on his high school football team wanted to let him play center.

Jenny said...

I have to go with Al Gore since he is my hero ;)

Doug McPherson said...

I would tend to agree with you, Jenny. Larry Craig will soon be forgotten as just another disgraced ex-Congressman. Anyone remember Gary Condit? The two stories with sticking power are Gore and the Steroid scandal.

Guy & Julie said...

Linked to your blog from Nathan and Shelly''s good to catch up with you! Hope things are going great for you guys!