On the first day of the new year the undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide rammed the undefeated Miami (FL) Hurricanes, 34-13, to claim the National Championship for the '92-'93 season. It was the first ever Bowl Coalition National Championship game; a predecessor of the "much beloved" BCS, which lasted all of three seasons. The 1993 regular season was dominated by Bobby Bowden's Florida State Seminoles.

At the Rose Bowl (the last Super Bowl played there), with O.J. Simpson doing the pregame coin toss, the Dallas Cowboys won the first of back-to-back Super Bowls over the Buffalo Bills, and the third of four straight Super Bowls lost by the Bills. At least this one couldn't be blamed on a "wide right" kick as they got slammed 52-17.

The NBA's reigning dynasty of the '90s, the Chicago Bulls, capped their first "three-peat" of the decade by beating the Phoenix Suns (and regular season MVP 'Sir' Charles Barkley) in six games. The series was capped with a three-pointer by sharp shooter John Paxson to win the final game 99-98. It was the first time an NBA team had won three consecutive titles since the Boston Celtics won eight straight (yes, eight) from 1959-1966. And Michael Jordan won his third straight Finals MVP.

In the NHL, after losing Game 1, the Montreal Canadians bested Wayne Gretzky's Los Angeles Kings four games in a row to take the series in five, and claim the franchise's 24th title. To this day they're still the last team from Canada to take home Lord Stanley's Cup. Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy took home the series' MVP.

The Toronto Blue Jays won their second consecutive World Series, in six games, when All-Star right fielder Joe Carter hit a walk-off home run (only the second to conclude a World Series in history) off Phillies' closer Mitch Williams. Not only has this been the last time Major League Baseball's last remaining Canadian team won the championship but it's also (pathetically) the last time they've made the playoffs.

In the Men's NCAA Tournament, North Carolina, led by legendary coach Dean Smith, beat the "Fab Five" 77-71, in their final game together, made (in)famous by Chris Webber's technical foul (after calling a timeout when the team had none left). Doesn't matter, the entire Michigan basketball season was later vacated due to the Ed Martin scandal.

German Bernard Langer (-11) finished four strokes ahead of American Chip Beck to win the 1993 Masters (his second Masters title after also winning in 1985).

Evander Holyfield beat (both literally and figuratively) Riddick Bowe (who reportedly refused to fight Lennox Lewis) for the unified heavyweight title during the widely parodied "fan man" fight.

And at Wimbledon, perpetual tennis legends Pete Sampras (Men's) and Steffi Graf (Women's) were the victors in the Single's Championships. In fact, Graf took home three of the four Grand Slam tourneys with Monica Seles winning the Australian Open.