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Dome Pondering – Year in Review History

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Crucial Moment of the Year:

2009 – US Airline Terrorist Attack Foiled

2008 – Collapse of Lehman Brothers and Buyout of AIG

2007 – Virginia Tech Shootings

2006 – Foiled Terrorist Plot in England


World Affairs Issue of the Year:

2009 – Michael Jackson’s Death

2008 – Global Economy

2007 – Death of Benazir Bhutto

2006 – North Korea Missile Crisis


Inspirational Story of the Year:

2009 President Obama’s Inauguration

2008 - Barack Obama's Acceptance Speech

2007 – Virginia Tech Recovery

2006 – City of New Orleans

Random Story of the Year:

2009 Somali Pirates Take Hostage of U.S. Ships

2008 - Myanmar Cyclone

2007 – Minnesota Bridge Collapse

2006 – Cory Lidle’s Death

Most Controversial Story of the Year:

2009 – United States Healthcare Reform

2008 - Government Bailouts

2007 – The Jena 6

2006 – Illegal Immigration in the United States

Most Overrated Story of the Year:

2009 – Bret Favre’s “Comeback”

2008 - Madonna/A-Rod Romance

2007 – Paris Hilton in Jail

2006 – Barbaro’s Broken Leg

Invention of the Year:

2009 - Twitter

2008 - Nintendo Wii

2007 – iPhone

2006 – Youtube

Comeback of the Year:

2009 – Alex Rodriguez

2008 - Britney Spears

2007 – Alex Rodriguez

2006 – Jay-Z

"I'll Kill For This" Award of the Year:

2009 – Employment/Rebounding Economy

2008 – Hip Hop Music

2007 – New Management for New York Knicks

2006 – Playstation 3

"Just Go Away" Award of the Year:

2009 – Jon and Kate Gosselin

2008 - Anti-Obama/Democrat Supporters

2007 – Britney Spears

2006 – Britney Spears

"Largest Fortitude" Award of the Year:

2009 – Chesley B. Sullenberg III (Sully)

2008 - Barack Obama

"We'll Miss You" Award of the Year:

2009 – Michael Jackson

2008 – Yankee Stadium

2006 – Dave Chapelle

"What Were You Thinking?" Award of the Year:

2009 – Kanye West

2008 – Governor Elliot Spitzer

2007 – Michael Vick

2006 – Michael Richards

"What a Shame" Award of the Year:

2009 – Taconic Parkway Crash

2008 - Caribbean and Gulf Coast - Hurricanes Ike and Gustav

2007 – Barry Bonds and the All-Time Homerun Record

"Welcome to the Scene" Award of the Year:

2009 – Taylor Swift

2008 – Usain Bolt

2007 – City of Boston

2006 – Global Warming

"This Should Have Been Done Before" Award of the Year:

2009 – Public Outcry Against The MTA

2008 - Regulation of Wall Street Executives

2007 – Writers Guild Strike of America

“The Incredibles” Award of the Year:

2009 – Usain Bolt

"We Need to Fix This" Award of the Year:

2009 – Global Economy

2008 – Global Economy

2007 – Homeowner market and mortgage crisis

2006 – Genocide in Sudan

Biggest Letdown of the Year:

2009 – Dominican Republic National Baseball Team

2008 - Clay Bennet's Move of Supersonics to Oklahoma City

2007 – 2007 United States Women’s Soccer Team

Idiot of the Year:

2009 – Bernie Madoff

2008 - Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

2007 – James Dolan

Dome Pondering Person of the Year:

2009 – Chesley B. Sullenberg III (Sully)

2008 - Barack Obama

2007 – Every American Soldier

2006 – Stephon Marbury/Steve & Barry Co.

Fighter of the Year:

2009 – George St. Pierre (UFC)

2008 - Anderson Silva (UFC)

2007 – Floyd Mayweather (Boxing)

2006 – Chuck Liddell and Tim Sylvia (UFC)

Pay Per View Event of the Year:

2009 – TNA Turning Point

2008 - WWE One Night Stand

2007 – TNA Bound For Glory

Pro Wrestling Match of the Year:

2009 – AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels – TNA Turning Point

2008 - Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair – WWE Wrestlemania XXIV

2007 – Bryan Danielson vs. Nigel McGuinness – ROH Driven

Pro Wrestling Tag Team of the Year:

2009 – Beer Money Inc. (TNA)

2008 - The Miz and John Morrison (WWE)

2007 – The Briscoe Brothers (ROH)

2006 – AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels (TNA)

Female Pro Wrestler of the Year:

2009 – Awesome Kong (TNA)

Male Pro Wrestler of the Year:

2009 – Randy Orton (WWE)

2008 - Shawn Michaels (WWE) and Kurt Angle (TNA)

2007 – Bryan Danielson (ROH)

2006 – Edge (WWE) and Samoa Joe (TNA)

Sports Event of the Year:

2009 – Super Bowl XLIII – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals

2008 - 2008 Olympic Summer Games

2007 – AFC Championship – New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts

2006 – FIFA World Cup ‘06

Coach of the Year:

2009 – Joe Girardi – New York Yankees

2008 – Joe Maddon – Tampa Bay Rays

Team of the Year:

2009 – New York Yankees

2008 – New York Giants

2007 – New England Patriots

2006 – St. Louis Cardinals

Dome Pondering Sportsman of the Year:

2009 – Mariano Rivera

2008 – Michael Phelps

2007 – Tom Brady

2006 – Tiger Woods and LaDainian Tomlinson

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