What were the five most significant local sports stories of 2007?
Well, I took on the assignment of answering that question at Richmond.com.
For a long time it will be remembered that 2007 was the year Major League Baseball endured the rather joyless pursuit of its most cherished record -- the all-time home runs mark -- by outfielder Barry Bonds, a seven-time Most Valuable Player now facing federal charges related to steroids.
Meanwhile, as another sign of the times, Florida State has excluded as many as 36 football players from the squad it is taking to the Music City Bowl on Dec. 31. Apparently, most of them were part of a still unfolding cheating scandal.
While the national media's talking heads have been busy dishing national dirt this past year, in between the scores and highlights, at Richmond.com the focus has naturally been on events closer to home. And, we're happy to say that of our five picks, presented in chronological order, four are stories of a positive nature.
Click here to read the entire piece. But to make it more fun, try to see how many of the five you can guess before you click.