In celebration of ESPN The Magazine's anniversary, we want you to help select the most significant moment for each of the Mag's 15 years. SportsNation will decide the top moment, to be revealed in the May 3 issue.
Steroid Congressional Hearings
Congressional Hearings on steroids feature testimony from Mark McGwire, Rafael Palmiero and a suddenly mute Sammy Sosa. A shrunken McGwire says, "I'm not here to discuss the past."
Pat Summitt passes Dean Smith as the all-time winningest basketball coach with 880 wins.
Perhaps fed up with high school flameouts, the NBA institutes its "one-and-done" rule, stating that a player cannot be drafted to the NBA unless he is 19 years old and one year out of high school.
Lance Armstrong wins his seventh straight Tour de France and then retires. A French newspaper reports that Armstrong failed a drug test and took a blood enhancer EPO, which he denies vigorously.
Hurricane Katrina wreaks havoc on New Orleans, leaving hundreds dead or homeless, and rips a hole in the Super Dome. The New Orleans Saints become vagabonds and the NBA's Hornets are forced to play their next two seasons in Oklahoma City.