Believe it or not, we are already one month into 2015. This week was the NFL’s main event. It’s the reason we put up with a lousy regular season and a semi-lousy postseason (at least in the AFC). Super Bowl week was horrible last year and with the way things were looking heading into Sunday I expected more of the same. Boy was I wrong.
Not only were we treated to an all-time classic, but the events leading up to Sunday were more than enough to hold us over. So much stuff we expanded our list this week to eight. The NFL named its Hall of Fame Class of 2015 and it gave away its yearly awards. It wasn’t all about football this week—tennis’ Australian Open wrapped up, the NBA’s All-Star rosters have been set and a legend returned to the Octagon in the UFC. See what else made our elite eight in this special edition of Sporting*Goods.