It began with the inauguration of our country's first black president. The Steelers won the Super Bowl just 12 days later. By June, the City of Pittsburgh was living large after celebrating a remarkable Game 7 victory by the Penguins to clinch the Stanley Cup.
Then things went down hill real fast after that. So, let's hope 2010 is much better than the last year of the decade. I don't see how it can be worse.
BEST OF 2009
5: Pens clinch Stanely Cup in remarkable Game 7
4: Steelers win unprecedented sixth Lombardi Trophy
3: Flying Dutchman stamps out the underwear bomber
2: Sully safely lands a crippled jetliner in the Hudson River
1: Obama becomes first black president of these United States
WORST OF 2009
5: Several Pa. legislators are indicted on corruption charges
4: Pirates make history with 17 consecutive losing seasons
3: G-20 Summit turns Pittsburgh into a police state
2: A madman kills three women after opening fire at LA Fitness
1: Three Pittsburgh officers killed while responding to a domestic call
6 months ago