Bayern Munich won their eighth straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday. While Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Monchengladbach all gave it a go this campaign, Die Roten were not to be denied. Again.
The last time Bayern didn’t win the Bundesliga was 2012. Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund squad pulled out Germany’s top division title that year.
Bayern winning titles is starting to feel as empty as the stadium in the photo above. 2012 was a long time ago.
Here’s what the world looked like the last time Bayern Munich didn’t win the Bundesliga, back in 2012:
- Barack Obama was still in his first term as US president.
- Donald Trump was starring in season 12 of Celebrity Apprentice. Arsenio Hall won it that season.
- fun. were a thing.
- So was “Somebody That I Used to Know.”
- And “Gangham Style.” Which is still pretty amazing, actually.
- The Hunger Games had just come out.
- Instagram only had around 40m users at the time.
- TikTok wasn’t even a twinkle in some app developer’s eye.
- Whitney Houston had recently passed away.
- Grumpy Cat was just born.
- Phillip Phillips won American Idol and had a pretty good first release with “Home.” In fact, American Idol was still a popular show.
- Game of Thrones hadn’t started sucking yet. In fact, it had just aired its Blackwater episode.
- Manchester City were just starting to violate FFP regulations and also just won their first Premier League title (aka Aguuueeerrrrrrooo).