1988 was the year the first well known Internet virus spread via the Morris Worm. It was a sign of the a-holery to come from the world's nerdiest who finally had a recourse for centuries of hazing, opposite sex denials, and unnecessary locker room ass whompings.
George Michael's "Faith" topped the year end Billboard charts. The highest grossing movie was Rain Man which also won Best Picture, Best Director (Barry Levinson) and Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman). Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant went at it on NBC primetime, the first primetime wrestling event on a network in more than thirty years. TNT debuted, Geraldo got his nose broken by a skinhead on-air, and Tom Browning of the Reds threw the 12thperfect game in MLB history.
Finally election day rolled around where the first George Bush crushed Michael Dukakis in a landslide to win the showdown of America's blandest candidates. Think that's enough? We don't. Continue on to relive the year in sports as we look back a quarter of a century ago at the year that was 1988.