What do you think were the top sports stories for 2016? Mike Conti of our brother station 92.9 The Game came up with a list of 8. You can hear them on V-103 now through January 2nd. Here is his list:
Death of Boxing Great Muhammad Ali, Golf Legend Arnold Palmer, College Basketball Coach Pat Summit, Baseball Pitcher Jose Fernandez and others
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 07: Honorary starter Arnold Palmer attends the ceremonial tee off to start the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
The era of Kirby Smart begins for Georgia Bulldogs
The Atlanta Braves part ways with Fredi Gonzalez
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 4: Manager Fredi Gonzalez #33 of the Atlanta Braves is introduced before the season opening game against the Washington Nationals at Turner Field on April 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
The Atlanta Hawks bring Dwight Howard home
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 9: Dwight Howard #8 of the Atlanta Hawks boxes out against Robin Lopez #8 of the Chicago Bulls during the game on November 9, 2016 at Philips Center in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Mercedes Benz Stadium takes shape
Super Bowl 50 the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers
during Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.
Chicago Cubs finally win the World Series
CLEVELAND, OH – NOVEMBER 02: The Chicago Cubs celebrate after winning 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
The United States wins big at Rio Olympics with 121 overall medals and 46 gold.
Combination photo made on August 14, 2016 shows (from L) France’s Teddy Riner, USA’s Simone Biles, USA’s Michael Phelps, Kosovo’s Majlinda Kelmendi, USA’s Katie Ledecky posing with their gold medals during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. / AFP / STF (Photo credit should read STF/AFP/Getty Images)
What made your list?