2022 Sports Recap

A new year is upon us, sports fans, and 2023 has already been historic. The dawn of the new year saw the Georgia Bulldogs rout the TCU Horned Frogs in the CFP National Championship game at SoFi Stadium to become back-to-back National Champions! The Sports Collectibles GameDay Auctions team was on-site in Los Angeles to witness the excitement. Stetson Bennett and team fought tough through the 2022 NCAA football season against many foes to come out on top. What a way to start the year for the Dawgs!

Let’s look back on some other FAN-tastic sports moments from 2022!

In the National Football League, the Los Angeles Rams started out the year as Super Bowl LVI Champions, beating the Cincinnati Bengals at the first big game played at the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. However, the ensuing 2022 season did not go as well for Matthew Stafford and the Rams. The Rams lost in the NFL Kickoff Game to Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, who would go on to become season (and fantasy football) darlings in 2022. The 2022 season was noticeably missing some familiar faces that retired after the 2021 season including Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and longtime New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, five-time Pro Bowler Frank Gore and Georgia alum running back Todd Gurley, to name a few. Tom Brady announced his retirement in February of 2022 but then reversed the decision in March to come back to the Bucs to try to win one more ring. The Bucs had their ups and downs (as a Bucs fan I’ll admit, it was not the best season) but weren’t quite the same without Gronk and, despite making it to the top of the NFC South with stars like Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette. They lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round. The 2022 season saw Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs and Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles come out on top with the best records of the regular season. The Eagles have just been crowned NFC Champions and are headed to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona. At the time of publication, the Chiefs are battling Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals for the title of AFC Champions. The Bengals had a wild ride in 2022 with stars like Joe Mixon, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Ja’Marr Chase. Can they make it to a second Super Bowl in 2 years? Time will tell.

2022 gave the Golden State Warriors their 7th NBA title with a win over the Boston Celtics. Steph Curry continues to dazzle on the court, now in his 14th season in the NBA. In hockey, the two-time defending champions, the Tampa Bay Lighting fought hard to try and win their third Stanley Cup in 2022 but were defeated in Game 6 by the Colorado Avalanche, who became 2022 NHL Champions. Mikko Rantanen and Nathan McKinnon led the Avs to a spectacular season and a hard-fought victory.

The 2022 World Series was a best-of-seven playoff between American League Champion Houston Astros and NL Champ Philadelphia Phillies. The Astros and series MVP Jeremy Peña defeated the Phillies in 6 games to win their second MLB Championship.

Beijing hosted the 2022 Winter Olympics and the Games made for great television during the cold winter month of February in the US. Snowboarder Shaun White made his last Olympics appearance, finishing fourth in the half-pipe before retiring at the age of 35.

Other top moments in sports from last year included the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with Argentina coming out on top and Lionel Messi winning his first World Cup Trophy. In the golf world, in April, golfer Scottie Scheffler won The Masters Tournament, taking home the coveted Green Jacket. Other golf majors tournament champions included Justin Thomas (PGA Championship), Matt Fitzpatrick (US Open) and Cameron Smith winning the coveted Claret Jug at the 150th Open Championship held at the historic St. Andrews course in Scotland.

With the NFL season winding down now at the end of January 2023, we await a new Super Bowl champion and so many more moments to come in the spectacular arena of professional sports. Stay tuned!

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– Jackson is a rescue dog born and raised in Florida. He loves watching NFL football with his pop-pop and college football with his GiGi when he visits her in Ohio. He doesn’t love that his mama has to travel often for her job as Director of Marketing for Sports Collectibles but he looooooves to greet her with big smiles and a helicopter tail when she comes home!

150th Open Championship – Everything Has Led to This

141 venues have hosted what is known as the World’s Oldest Golf Championship, The Open, or the British Open. 141 courses have borne witness to some of the greatest golfers of all time. The journey of this epic Tournament has spanned generations. As the official tagline says, “Everything Has Led to This.”

The Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland. The “Grand Old Lady.” 10-17th July 2022.

First played in the 1400s, some consider The Old Course the “Home of Golf.” Per ESPN, “No other golf course has as many famous landmarks as (the Old Course) St. Andrews, its 112 bunkers and endless hills and hollows have been cursed for centuries, and many have their own names and legends.”
Legendary, indeed. Even more so this past week. From Tiger Woods‘ return and tearful walk to the 18th over the Swilcan (or Swilken) Bridge to Rory McIlroy hitting an ancient stone on the course, The R&A Clubhouse, or The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, has stood tall, witnessing history as it has since 1854.
St Andrews has hosted The Open 29 times with 25 winners hoisting the Claret Jug upon its grounds. From Tom Kidd in 1873, some of the golf world’s greats including Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, John Daly and Tiger Woods have been named the Champion Golfer of the Year here in Fife. Several, including Nicklaus and Woods, have done it twice. Few other courses around the world have frustrated and awed these putting professionals as much as The Old Lady.

This year, celebrating The Open’s Scottish roots, a unique tartan pattern was created for the myriad of championship merchandise adorned with an iconic 150th logo. The logo features golden lines, swirling together, symbolizing the decades of historic moments winding through time and space that have led to this place. This moment. Tomorrow, another of golf’s great players will hoist that iconic cup and close out the event that has had the world captivated for the past week. The crowds will leave but the hallowed grounds will stay as they have for centuries, awaiting the next time it hosts history.

After checking out all of our SC grand golf collectibles, head over to our sister company, The Golf Auction, to check out their array of memorabilia from this year’s Open.
Looking for 150th Championship Collection souvenirs? Check out our other sister company, MMO Golf, for merchandise purchased directly from The Open and ready to ship to you!

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-Jackson is a Florida rescue pup whose mother has some Scottish roots. Jackson is the King of his house and loves snuggling, treats and jumping around like a Circus Dog for cheese. A fan of NE Ohio and Tampa Bay sports teams, Jackson prefers donning his favorite team’s jersey and watching games snuggled on the couch, rather than getting sweaty on the football field.