By Bryan Armen Graham
March 06, 2013

The Blackhawks defeated the Wild last night to improve to 20-0-3. The last time Chicago's hockey team knew what it felt like to lose a game in regulation was Apr. 23, 2012, when it suffered a season-ending defeat to the Coyotes in the Western Conference quarterfinals.

That was 318 days ago.

Lots of things have changed since then. Here are 14 of them.

1. No one knew what "Gangnam Style" was.

That's because the viral hit was still nearly three months away from being released.

2. Snoop Dogg was still Snoop Dogg.

The one-time rapper didn't become Snoop Lion until the end of July.

3. The Dallas Mavericks (currently 26-33) were the reigning NBA champions ...

Remember that?

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4. ... and LeBron was still a serial choker.

Remember that?

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5. The only Hurricane Sandy anyone knew came in the last 10 minutes of Grease.

One was electrifying; the other not so much.

6. Twinkies still existed.

Now you can only find them on eBay.

7. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were still married.

TomKat called it quits in June after six years.

8. The current Heisman Trophy holder was more than four months away from playing his first college football game.

Now Johnny Football is a household name.

9. Desperate Housewives was still on the air.

The last episode of the long-running ABC dramedy aired in May.

10. "47 percent" recalled Chris Dudley's career free-throw percentage (give or take) and not a Mitt Romney misstep.

The presidential candidate's infamous remark, which was tabbed as the year's best quote on Yale University's annual list, made national headlines in September.

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11. Andy Roddick was still an active pro tennis player.

He announced his retirement in September after 13 years on tour.


12. Andy Samberg was still an active Saturday Night Live cast member.

He bid farewell in May after seven years on the NBC show.

13. Augusta National had no female members.

The exclusive club finally admitted two women to its membership roll in August.

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14. There was a pope.

The February resignation of Benedict XVI has left the Catholic Church without a pontiff for the first time in nearly a decade.


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