It was thrilling and tumultuous, a decade that took us to the heights of excellence and depths of disgrace with regularity. This page is your portal to our look back at all of it -- the dominant athletes, greatest games, biggest stories, fiercest rivalries, stunning upsets, spectacular flops, most brilliant minds, record-breaking performances and more. A wide pool of SI.com writers contributed picks in a vast array of categories covering 15 sports plus the Olympics as well as forays into movies, television and other pop-culture themes. You may not always agree with us, but that's the glory of debating the best and worst of sports, and there was plenty of each in the 2000s.
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