When it came to sports, Columbus experienced immeasurable highs, ulcer-inducing lows and everything in between during the past decade. Here are the 10 most memorable moments.

When it came to sports, Columbus experienced immeasurable highs, ulcer-inducing lows and everything in between during the past decade. Here are the 10 most memorable moments.

10. Destroyers play in the ArenaBowl

In 2007, more than a year before the Arena Football League collapsed amid economic difficulties, the Columbus Destroyers made an improbable run to the league's championship game.

9. Columbus hosts March Madness

As the Buckeyes were making their way to the Final Four in 2007, eight other teams were hashing it out in Nationwide Arena. The tourney showed off the Arena District to a national audience (reaching international fans later that year when Nationwide hosted the NHL Draft).

8. Tiger Woods dominates the Memorial Tournament

Before he was the tabloids' favorite cad, he was the world's best golfer. Tiger Woods won Dublin's Memorial Tournament four times in the last decade-plus (going back to '99), receiving his trophies from the last generation's greatest, Memorial founder Jack Nicklaus.

7. Buckeyes reach 2007 Final Four

Coach Thad Matta's all-star recruiting class came through in its first year. Freshmen Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook led the Bucks past Georgetown to the title game, losing 84-75 to Florida.

6. USA beats Mexico in "La Guerra Fria"

On Feb. 28, 2001, team USA beat Mexico 2-0 in a World Cup qualifying match at Crew Stadium, where temperatures fell below zero. Columbus also saw the national team trounce the Tricolor in 2005 and 2009.

5. Blue Jackets make the playoffs

Not even a four-game sweep by the Detroit Red Wings could erase the excitement in April, when the Blue Jackets made the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time.

4. Huntington Park opens

We all loved Cooper Stadium, but it was clearly time for something new. Clippers fans got just that in this beautiful, fan-friendly ballpark that opened April 18 in the Arena District.

3. Crew wins MLS Cup

No one could touch the Black and Gold in 2008. They won the Supporters' Shield by having the best regular-season record, then ground out a tough postseason field to claim the MLS Cup.

2. OSU wins the Game of the Century

At the end of the 2006 season, the unimaginable happened: Ohio State and M------n met in Columbus ranked No. 1 and No. 2. The Game of the Century lived up to the hype, with the Bucks edging the Wolverines, 42-39. It was the pinnacle of football's greatest rivalry and the last time The Game was relevant.

1. Buckeyes win 2002 BCS National Championship

No one gave Ohio State a chance against Miami in the Fiesta Bowl. The Bucks didn't care one bit, dialing up the stout defense and last-minute heroics that had saved their perfect season numerous times. The double-overtime victory was the school's seventh national championship.