#TBT Year in Review: 2006

I graduated high school in 2006…but that’s not why you called

  • NASA launched the first space mission to Pluto.
  • Twitter was founded and launched.
  • No. 5, 1948 by Jackson Pollock became the most expensive painting, selling for $140 .million
  • Former Iraq president Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging.
  • Actor Peter Boyle passed away at the age of 71.  

And this is what we saw from the worlds of Movies, Music, and Sports!

Movies

Comedy

Borat, Grandma’s Boy, The Break-Up, The Devil Wears Prada,  Idiocracy, John Tucker Must Die, Little Miss Sunshine, Beerfest, Benchwarmers, A Good Year, Nacho Libre, Accepted, Employee of the Month, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, You, Me and Dupree, The Pink Panther, Clerks II, Man of the Year, AND…

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Action/Thriller

Superman Returns, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, X-Men: The Last Stand, Deja Vu, Crank, Mission Impossible III, The Prestige, Inside Man, Running Scared, Lucky Number Slevin, Children of Men, Miami Vice, The Sentinel, The Marine, The Illusionist, Underworld: Evolution, Smokin’ Aces, 16 Blocks, Snakes on a Plane, The Da Vinci Code, Apocalypto, Poseidon, Silent Hill, The Good Shepard, The Hills Have Eyes, AND…

Casino Royale

Drama

Babel, The Lake House, Pans Labyrinth, The Pursuit of Happiness, Children of Men, The Queen, United 93, The Lives of Others, The Fountain, Rescue Dawn, Blood Diamond, The Black Dahlia, Invincible, The Last King of Scotland, Tristan & Isolde, Lady in the Water, Marie Antoinette, Gridiron Gang, The Last Kiss, Find Me Guilty, We Are Marshall, The Nativity Story, Candy, Flyboys, Rocky Balboa, AND…

The Departed

Animated

Happy Feet, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Over the Hedge, Open Season, The Ant Bully, A Scanner Darkly, Monster House, Curious George, The Wild, Barnyard, AND…

Cars

The 79th Academy Awards

Best Actor

  • Leonardo Dicaprio, Blood Diamond
  • Peter O’Toole, Venus
  • Ryan Gosling, Half Nelson
  • Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland – Winner

Best Supporting Actor

  • Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children
  • Djimon Honsou, Blood Diamond
  • Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls 
  • Mark Whalberg, The Departed
  • Alan Arkin, Little Miss Sunshine – Winner

Best Actress

  • Kate Winslet, Little Children
  • Penelope Cruz, Volver 
  • Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal
  • Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada
  • Helen Mirren, The Queen – Winner

Best Supporting Actress

  • Adriana Barraza, Babel
  • Cate Blanchet, Notes on a Scandal
  • Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunshine
  • Rinko Kikuchi, Babel
  • Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls – Winner

Best Picture

  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Queen
  • Babel
  • Letters of Iwo Jima
  • The Departed – Winner

Music

Rock Albums

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Hip Hop Albums

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Pop Albums

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Billboard Year-End Top 25

  1. “Bad Day” – Daniel Powter
  2. “Temperature” – Sean Paul
  3. “Promiscuous” – Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland
  4. “You’re Beautiful” – James Blunt
  5. “Hips Don’t Lie” – Shakira feat Wyclef Jean
  6. “Unwritten” – Natasha Bedingfield
  7. “Crazy” – Gnarls Barkley
  8. “Ridin” – Chamillionaire
  9. “SexyBack” – Justin Timberlake feat Timbaland
  10. “Check on It”- Beyonce
  11. “Be Without You” – Mary J. Blige
  12. “Grillz” – Nelly, Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp
  13. “Over My Head (Cable Car)” – The Fray
  14. “Me & U” – Cassie
  15. “Buttons” – Pussycat Dolls feat. Snoop Dogg
  16. “Run It!” – Chris Brown feat Juelz Santana
  17. “So Sick” – Ne-Yo
  18. “It’s Goin’ Down” – Yung Joc feat. Nitti
  19. “SOS” – Rihanna
  20. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” – Panic! at the Disco
  21. “Move Along” – The All-American Rejects
  22. “London Bridge” – Fergie
  23. “Dani California” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  24. “Snap Yo Fingers” – Lil Jon feat E-40 and Sean Paul
  25. “Lean wit It, Rock wit It” – Dem Franchize Boyz 

Sports

Baseball

League Leaders:

Offensive:

Average: Joe Mauer (MIN) – .347

Hits: Ichiro Suzuki (SEA) – 224

Home Runs: Ryan Howard (PHI) – 58

RBI: Ryan Howard (PHI) – 149

OPS: Albert Pujols (STL) – 1.102

Stolen Bases: Jose Reyes (NYM) – 64

Pitching:

Wins: Johan Santana (MIN) & Chien-Ming Wang (NYY) – 19

Strikeouts: Johan Santana (MIN) – 245

Complete Games: Aaron Harang (CIN) & CC Sabathia (CLE) – 6

Shutouts: Chris Carpenter (STL) – 3

Saves: Francisco Rodriguez (LAA) – 47

MVP:

AL – Justin Morneau (MIN)

NL – Ryan Howard (PHI)

CY Young

AL – Johan Santana (MIN)

NL – Brandon Webb (AZ)

Rookie of the Year

AL – Justin Verlander (DET)

NL – Hanley Ramirez (FLA) 

World Series: St Louis Cardinals over Detroit Tigers (4-1) 

Basketball

NCAA

Final Four:

(3) Florida, (2) UCLA, (11) George Mason, and (4) LSU

National Championship

(3) Florida over (2) UCLA 73-57

NBA 

League Leaders

Points Per Game: Kobe Bryant (LAL) – 35.4

Rebounds Per Game: Kevin Garnett (BOS) – 12.7

Assists Per Game: Steve Nash (PHX) – 10.5

All-NBA Team

Kobe Bryant (LAL)

Lebron James (CLE)

Steve Nash (PHX)

Dirk Nowitzki (DAL)

Shaquille O’Neal (MIA) 

MVP: Steve Nash (PHX)

Rookie of the Year: Chris Paul (NO)

NBA Finals: Miami Heat over Dallas Mavericks (4-2)

Football

NCAA

Heisman Trophy

Tim Tebow, Florida 

National Championship

Florida over Ohio State 41-14 in the Fiesta Bowl

NFL

League Leaders

Passing Yards: Drew Brees (NO) – 4,418

Passing Touchdowns: Peyton Manning (IND) – 31

Passer Rating: Peyton Manning (IND) – 101.0

Rushing Yards: LaDainian Tomlinson (SD) – 1,815

Rushing Touchdowns: LaDainian Tomlinson (SD) – 28

Receiving Yards: Chad Johnson (CIN) – 1,369

Receptions: Andre Johnson (HOU) – 103

Receiving Touchdowns Terrell Owens (DAL) – 13

AP MVP

LaDainian Tomlinson (SD)

Super Bowl

This…

And then…Indianapolis Colts over Chicago Bears 29-17

Hockey

League Leaders

Goals: Jonathan Cheechoo – 57

Assists: Joe Thornton (BOS/SJ) – 96

Points: Joe Thornton (BOS/SJ) – 125

Hart Memorial Trophy

Joe Thornton (BOS/SJ)

Stanley Cup:

Carolina Hurricanes over Edmonton Oilers (4-3)

Did I miss anything? Let me know on Twitter @Mike_PiFF03

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