1. One City, Two Mannings ... And A Sanchez?
Aaaand the Peyton-to-Jets talk is already gracing the front of the New York newspapers, with Photoshopped pictures of No. 18 in a Jets jersey. And according to the papers, the plan is for him to be all buddy-buddy with Sanchez, who will quietly learn from the eternal wisdom of one of the greatest, and then both will live happily ever after and bring championships to the Jets. Obviously all (possibly ridiculous) speculation, but I will say he looks pretty good in green.
2. Bringin' The Heat.
Imagine in your head what an introductory video for the 2012 Miami Heat would look like if you could direct it, and have complete control to make it as ridiculous as you want to make it. Now watch the actual 2012 Miami Heat introductory video. Pretty much exactly the same as the one you just imagined, am I right?
3. Amputee Soccer Championships
The talent and strength in this video of the Amputee Football Championships is legitimately mind-blowing. Watch this, and then make a New Year's Resolution to try to be just half as amazing and courageous as these guys.
4. Twitter Takeover
To increase the impact of social media (and to remind us that all of our lives are basically controlled by Twitter), the Philadelphia Wings (@phillywings) are going to be the first American sports team to use Twitter handles as the names on the back of their jerseys during their lacrosse game in February. #welcometo2012.
5. "Heroics At The Beef Bowl!!"
Everything about this headline, "Oregon Football Player Performs Heimlich On Man at 'Beef Bowl'" is perfect. Seriously. There's really nothing more I can add. Except that Mark Asper also gives amazing quotes on his heroic deed. "I stood up and said, if you don't know what you're doing, I do, because I'm an Eagle Scout." This wins my favorite story of 2011.