We continue our year-by-year look back at the decade with the year 2008, back prohibition was the law of the land, back when Benjamin Franklin was running for his unprecedented fourth term as President. Simple times.
Heath Ledger overdoes on prescription medication. Barack Obama wins the Iowa democratic caucus, but Hillary Clinton wins the New Hampshire primary. The first outdoor hockey game is played in the Buffalo snow. Illinois is destroyed in the Rose Bowl. LSU beats Ohio State to win the mythical college football championsihp. Italy's government collapses. Dana Jacobson drinks vodka out of the bottle on stage at a Mike and Mike Celebrity Roast. J.E. Skeets leaves Deadspin. The Fed slashes interest rates by .75 percent, the largest in the bank's history. Brett Favre throws an interception in his last pass as a Green Bay Packer. Will Leitch's "God Save The Fan" is released. Georgia Frontiere, Bobby Fischer, Johnny Podres and Sir Edmund Hillary die. Bush proposes a stimulus plan. Bobby Jindal becomes the youngest governor in the nation at the age of 36. Chris Berman gets extremely angry.