Rank 'Em: Biggest Big Apple Sports Moments of 2010

Created: December 21, 2010, 5:37 PM

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On April 2, ESPNNewYork.com launched. While that date didn't make our list of the 10 Most Significant Moments in Big Apple Sports this year, we're happy to say we've been around long enough now to have covered all but one of what we feel are the year's 10 biggest stories.

We polled our writers and editors to make our own Top 10 list -- which you can view here -- but we're much more interested in what you think.

Hover your mouse over the images below for more details, then rank your favorite moments by dragging the thumbnails to the right.

If you want more info on any of the moments below, click here to check out our photo gallery.

-- Matt Marrone, ESPNNewYork.com

  • With the nation watching him live on ESPN, LeBron James announces he is taking his talents to South Beach, joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami -- and breaking the hearts of fans in Cleveland, New York and beyond.
  • Just nine days after his 80th birthday and two days after the death of beloved stadium announcer Bob Sheppard, Yankees owner George M. Steinbrenner III dies of a heart attack at his home in Tampa, Fla.
  • Derek Jeter later says he was angry with the way his talks were handled, but the deal gets done, ensuring No. 2 will notch his 3,000th hit in pinstripes.
  • The Knicks lose out on LeBron James, but they do sign one prized free agent over the summer: All-Star forward Amare Stoudemire.
  • The Yankees win Games 1 and 5 of the ALCS but hardly show up for the other four games, getting outscored 31-6 en route to handing the Texas Rangers their first pennant in franchise history.
  • In Big Blue's biggest loss since Joe Pisarcik's infamous fumble in 1978 -- and the franchise's worst defeat in its new home -- Michael Vick and the Eagles score 28 fourth-quarter points to stun the Giants 38-31.
  • After Gang Green beat the Bengals and shock the Chargers, Peyton Manning rallies from a first-half deficit to keep the Jets out of the Super Bowl.
  • Cliff Lee, the Yanks' top target, takes a discount to rejoin his former team, the Phillies -- leaving millions on the table.
  • For 35 days, Darrelle Revis is a no-show at Jets training camp. Revis returns -- but only after Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson fly down to Florida to kick-start negotiations.
  • Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor's troubled life off the field takes another twist when the ex-Giant is arrested and charged with the statutory rape of a 16-year-old runaway.