And you thought David Ortiz's hitting was big. After the Red Sox finally won a World Series at home, it was time to pop the corks in Boston, pre-Prohibition style.
It was the ultimate holiday weekend for NFL and NBA fans. The NFL playoff picture no longer seems like a complex algorithm, and the NBA gave us some major marquee matchups.
An old NBA rivalry that peaked in the early '90s returns to MSG, the Celtics vie for a 15th straight win and the Heat and the Lakers do battle at the Staples Center. And Detroit is the site for the cheesiest bowl game around.
Two much-hyped sporting events finally happened Monday night, but only one lived up to expectations.