On Saturday, Maryland women’s lacrosse punched its ticket to the Final Four with a 17-15 win over Navy. It was business as usual for Cathy Reese’s squad, which last failed to make the Final Four 10 years ago.
Way back on May 17, 2008, the Terps got knocked out of the NCAA tournament in the quarterfinals by Duke. What was the world like when that loss happened? Let’s step into our time machine to find out.
Joe Flacco was expected to be the Ravens’ QB of the future
Less than a month before Maryland lost to Duke, the Baltimore Ravens selected Joe Flacco with the 18th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. The gunslinger from Delaware was the second quarterback taken in that draft, following the Atlanta Falcons taking Matt Ryan with the No. 3 pick.
The Cavaliers and Celtics were locked in a heated playoff series
One day after the Terps’ early exit, the Boston Celtics got past the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 to make it to the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals. Paul Pierce delivered 41 points to lead Doc Rivers’ team past LeBron James’ Cavs.
Flo Rida’s “Low” was everywhere
When the Blue Devils sent the Terps home from the NCAA tournament, you could have found Flo Rida and T-Pain’s “Low” playing wherever you went. For 40 weeks, everyone heard about shawty’s Apple Bottom jeans as one of the top 100 songs in America, according to the Billboard Top 100.
You could see ‘Iron Man’ in theaters
Today, Marvel movies are everywhere you look. The first film in the now unbelievably massive Marvel Cinematic Universe was Iron Man. Released in the United States on May 2, Tony Stark’s adventures grossed more than $580 million and have led to a ton of sequels/spinoffs, most recently Avengers: Infinity War.