Kw-logo-smaller

Worst Sports Moments of 2003

The Detroit Tigers, managed by Allan Trammel, finished the 2003 season with 118 losses - an American League record.
Detroit Tigers

From Bartman's bungled ball to Kobe Bryant's court case, Kidzworld looks at the Worst Sports Moments of 2003.

Dan Snyder Dies

The death of Atlanta Thrashers forward, Dan Snyder, in a car accident was a tragic start to the NHL season. Synder was killed when a car, driven by teammate Dany Heatley, veared off the road in September, 2003. Heatley survived, but suffered major injuries. The accident was a reminder that no matter how much money you make, you're never invincible. Heatley is expected to return to the Atlanta Thrashers before the end of the 2003-2004 season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Collapse

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went from Super Bowl champs to team tragedy in a matter of months. The team ended up cutting Pro-Bowl receiver Keyshawn Johnson and Warren Sapp spent more time making commercials than making plays. The Bucs finished the season with a disappointing 7-9 record and missed the playoffs.

Steve Bartman Bungles a Ball

Steve Bartman became the most hated man in Chicago since Al Capone, after knocking down a catchable foul ball, which would have brought the Chicago Cubs a step closer to their first World Series in nearly 60 years. Bartman's brain fart kept the myth of the Chicago Cubs Billy Coat Curse alive, which left fans saying, "wait until next year," yet again.

The Detroit Tigers Stink

The Detroit Tigers had one of the worst seasons in the history of baseball in 2003. The team struck out more times than a computer geek on prom night and finished with a dismal record of 43-119. Detroit players actually celebrated and drank champagne after finally winning their final game of the season, cuz it saved them from setting a new record for losses in a season.

Kobe Bryant Goes To Court
While the outcome of Kobe Bryant's rape trial probably won't be known for months, the whole episode is bad news for the NBA and sports in general. Even if Kobe Bryant doesn't go to jail, it will be a long time before he repairs the damage done to his wife, the Lakers and the NBA.

For a look at the Best Sports Moments of 2003, click here.

Related Stories:

  • 2003 Most Bizarre Sports Moments
  • Scariest Sports Curses
  • Worst Teams of All Time
  • More Stories On Your Fave Pro Athletes
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1072212208984

    Worst Sports Moment of 2003? Vote!

    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers collapse.
    • Kobe Bryant court case.
    • Detroit Tigers stinkiness.
    • Steve Bartman's bungled ball.

    related stories

    Sports in the forums

    eyeoneskids
    eyeoneskids posted in Basketball:
    agree with you, for a point guard, he is 30+ but the speed is also fast
    reply about 1 hour
    eyeoneskids
    eyeoneskids posted in Basketball:
    spurs is good, and ducan,tony parker, Manu Ginobili
    reply about 1 hour
    basketball121
    kobe bryant 
    reply about 8 hours
    Banned321
    Banned321 posted in Baseball:
    "lily_flower12" wrote:I just started playing softball this season. Its the best sport I ever played! Does anyone have any tips or pointer on how to play to my best abilities? always keep your eyes on the ball ......just don't let it hit you in the face
    reply about 11 hours
    Gotta-love-me-123
    I love basketball it is the best sport ever made in the history of man kind:D
    reply 2 days

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...