Karkane’s Best of the 2010’s

Kurt Karkane, Author

Game winning sports moments


  • Iron Bowl Kick six Auburn vs Alabama  November 30, 2013


With one second left in the fourth quarter and overtime imminent, Alabama lined up for a 57-yard field goal. What followed was arguably the craziest ending in college football history, as Auburn’s Chris Davis returned the missed field goal 109 yards with no time left to win the Iron Bowl over top-ranked Alabama, 34-28.


  • NFL Malcom Butler interception on the goaline February 1, 2015


Butler is responsible for one of the most famous plays in Super Bowl history, with 20 seconds left `in Super Bowl XLIX, Butler intercepted a pass at the goal line, preventing a go ahead touchdown by the Seattle Seahawks, and put the Patriots in position to win the Super Bowl.


  • NHL Alec martinez Game 5 OT Goal to win Stanley Cup June 13, 2014


L.A. Kings win 2014 Stanley Cup. Los Angeles Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime from a rebound off the pads of New York goalie Hendrik Lundqvist, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5.


  • NCAA basketball Kris Jenkins buzzer beater for the tournament April 4, 2016


Villanova wins national title on Kris Jenkins’ buzzer beater. Kris Jenkins buried a three pointer as time expired to give Villanova a 77-74 win over North Carolina in an absolutely riveting NCAA Championship game


  • NBA Kawhi Leonard’s game 7 Buzzer beater in eastern conference final May 12, 2019


Kawhi Leonard ended the Philadelphia 76ers’ season with a buzzer beater that will be remembered forever by NBA fans as it bounced off the rim four times before falling in and giving the Toronto Raptors a 92-90 Game 7 victory.

***These numbers are in order from my top 5

Top Movies 


  • Avengers Endgame 2019


Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers: Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos the evil demigod who decimated planet earth and the universe.


  • Toy Story 3 2010


With their beloved Andy preparing to leave for college, Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and the rest of the toys find themselves headed for the attic but mistakenly wind up on the curb with the trash. Woody’s quick thinking saves the gang, but all but Woody end up being donated to a daycare center. Unfortunately, the uncontrollable kids do not play nice, so Woody and the gang make plans for a great escape.


  • Black panther 2018


After the death of his father T’Challa goes back to his home to the African Nation of Wakanda, to be the rightful king. When an old enemy suddenly reappears, and his ability to cope as king and as the Black Panther will be tested. 



  • Fast and Furious 7 2015


After defeating international terrorist owen shaw, lead characters Dominic Torreto, Brian O’conner and the rest of the team try to go on to live “normal” lives. However Deckard Shaw older brother of owen is raging with revenge. Dominic and the team get an offer to stop Shaw in repayment they help to protect a computer hacker who has made a powerful surveillance program.


  • Jumanji 2017 


Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji, you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives.

*** These numbers have no relevance to the order

Best Video Games


  • GTA V September 17, 2013


Grand Theft Auto V is the only game in the series to come out in the 2010s. It is regarded as perhaps the best game in the franchise winning multiple awards and is still one of the most popular games ever.


  • Call of Duty Black Ops 1 November 9, 2010


Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It is the first installment in the Call of Duty franchise.


  • Skyrim November 11, 2011     


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks.


  • Halo 4 November 6, 2012


Halo 4 is a first-person shooter developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox 360 video game console. The fourth mainline installment and seventh overall in the Halo franchise.


  • Red Dead Redemption May 18 2010


Red Dead Redemption takes place in the year 1911, during the decline of the American Old West and the Mexican Revolution. A spiritual successor to Red Dead Revolver, the game follows John Marston, a former outlaw, as he sets out to hunt down his former gang members.

*** These Numbers Have no relevance to the order