The 50 Best Athlete Halloween Costumes of 2012

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The 50 Best Athlete Halloween Costumes of 2012
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There is simply no holiday, no other tradition, quite like Halloween. In an autumn season already jam-packed with activities—both natural and man-made—Halloween stands alone as an event that doesn't involve a giant ham, turkey or celebration of some critical moment in America's history.

Nope, Halloween is neither a nod to a great national sacrifice nor a reminder of a society-defining legacy—it's a decadent celebration of buffoonery, candy and sexy transformations of horrific, mythical creatures. It's almost as if Halloween was designed by a 19-year-old frat boy who has seen Evil Dead one too many times.

While seeing children, men and women walking around your neighborhood in costumes—good, bad and ugly—is entertaining enough, the wonderful world of social media has given all of humanity access to the Halloween shenanigans of our favorite athletes and other notable sports icons.

Well, I scoured the interwebs for this year's "best" costumes in sports. And guess what? They can be just as awful, confusing or hilarious as what you or I managed to throw together.

These are the best Halloween costumes in sports for 2012—numbered, but not ranked in any particular order (I'll let you be the judge).

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