The Year 2000 was a beginning of a new decade and new millennium. Millions of Americans held their breaths and watched as the clocks wind down to midnight to see what computer glitches would occur. Lucky for Americans, nothing really newsworthy transpired so it looked like the decade was off to a roaring. Boy that was an understatement. Sports lighting décor also transitioned into the new millennium.
The decade of the 2000s, turned out to be disastrous for many Americans as several tragedies occurred. It started on 9/11/2001 with the attacks on the United States, most notably in New York City, continued with Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and with Hurricane Katrina which devastated the City of New Orleans. And as in the past, Americans turned to the sporting world and its athletes for comfort and to heal and for entertainment that took their minds off of their real world problems.
They saw great performances from cycling great, Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France, from swimmer, Michael Phelps in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Sydney and from tennis great, Pete Sampras who broke the all-time tennis Grand Slam record. The United States Women won gold in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Australia, New England Patriots’ kicker, Adam Vinatieri’s, was the first to kick a last minute field goal in a Super Bowl in 2002 and in 2004, the Boston Red Sox’s baseball team won the World Series and finally curse was broken – the Red Sox hadn’t won a World Series since Babe Ruth was traded to the New York Yankees in 1991.
Sports fans also had to witness some adversities as more athletes using drugs, cheating and breaking the law. The most notable athlete that made the news for the wrong reason was golf great, Tiger Woods, who admitted cheated on his wife and decided to take a time-out from golf.
However, after all the adversities, Americans still continued to support their sporting teams and athletes who played the game. Sports had continued to bring smiles and joy to American lives.
Show your passion for sports by displaying sports memorabilia in your home. You can also add sports lamps and accessories to provide that illuminating light while showing off your team spirit and loyalty.