…the silly 80’s fad known as professional wrestling would not only not die out, but one of the leagues would eventually grow so powerful that it’d swallow up the others.
…the Rams and Ravens would both win a Super Bowl, and the Broncos would win two.
…an incredibly cheap-looking cartoon on some obscure cable channel about four irascible boys and the crazy town they live in would become a big hit with a fanatical following.
…some random Cuban boy who washed up on the shores of Florida would become the target of massive nationwide media coverage.
…Dale Earnhardt would win the Daytona 500 in a walk, then die in that very same race a few years later.
…a dark-skinned golfer with an incredibly colorful racial background would take the world of golf by storm and become a household name all around the world, but later be upstaged by a bunch of guys you’ve never heard of.
…Ralph Nader would be blamed for costing someone a presidential election.
…some rinky-dink little outfit called Shin Nippon Kaisetsu would revolutionize the video game industry, while Atari would eventually vanish from the face of the earth.
…the long-awaited prequel to the Star Wars movies would finally be released, and a considerable number of fans would hate it.
…cable TV would have a sports history channel, a food channel, and a weather channel.
…there’d be a successful women’s basketball league.
…there’d be a successful soccer league. In America.
…an entire nation would be utterly transfixed with the story of whether or not the President did or didn’t have sex with some woman.
…one of the most gigantic movie blockbusters of all time would center around a boring love triangle with largely sketched-in characters, which just happened to occur on a famous ship that sank.
…CBS, a network with a long reputation quality sports broadcasting, would in '94 produce absolutely the worst Olympics coverage ever…only to be topped by NBC in '00.
…mainstream America’s first big anime experience would be a show about a bunch of goofy kids who train cute monsters.