On Tuesday morning, Google released its annual Zeitgeist to allow us to remember the past year by taking a look at the most searched figures from the previous 12 months. In 2013, the likes of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, Louisville guard Kevin Ware, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and skier Lindsey Vonn all made the list for very different reasons.
Ware was searched at a feverish rate because of his gruesome leg injury, while Adrian Peterson searches were boosted when his young child was tragically beaten to death. Vonn, who is one of the most likely Americans to win gold in the Sochi Olympics, had her fair share of knee injuries and rehab as she worked her way back to the slopes, while Hernandez was involved in the murder of a 27-year old Massachusetts man.
Who else topped the list?
Here is the list of the most searched athletes, sports and venues of 2013:
|ports||Athletes||Stadiums / Arenas / Ballparks|
|Basketball||Aaron Hernandez||AT&T Park|
|Running||Adrian Peterson||BB&T Center|
|Football||Kevin Ware||Sleep Train Arena|
|Golf||Jason Collins||Forest National|
|Shooting||Oscar Pistorius||United Center|
|Hockey||Lamar Odom||Staples Center|
|Tennis||Richie Incognito||Rose Bowl|
|CrossFit||Ray Lewis||Verizon Center|
|Bowling||Colin Kaepernick||Madison Square Garden|
|Hunting||Lindsey Vonn||Yankee Stadium|