Tiger Woods had been an unstoppable force and beloved by all, and was poised to break Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 Major Championships. Tiger then went south due to his erroneous behavior, bad golf etiquette, and injuries. We needed another player to step up to the challenge and become the new face of golf.
It was hard to not notice it while walking into the THQ booth at E3 this year. Ultimate Fighting Championship is one of the company's biggest sports properties, and for good reason. Its Undisputed series has featured some of the best fighting gameplay, and the amount of detail that is placed into the games has been nothing short of amazing. Both the UFC and THQ are looking to do it once again this and next year with two new titles: UFC Personal Trainer and the much-anticipated UFC Undisputed 3.
The Dallas Mavericks are going back to the NBA finals for the first time since 2006! They hope for a better result than five years ago, and frankly I can't blame them. In 2006 they were up 2 games to 0 and seemingly poised to win their first NBA title when disaster struck. They proceeded to lose 4 games in a row to the Miami Heat (the team they will play again in this years finals.) Dwayne Wade scored 42 points and Dallas blew a 13 point lead with 6 minutes to go. Dallas's phenom center Dirk Nowitzki actually had a chance to tie the game with a little over 3 seconds to play but uncharacteristically missed 1 of 2 free throws. Dallas never recovered from that painful loss and lost the next 3 games.