As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the last year and prepare for the next. Some of us will vow to do better, to take care of all those loose ends left unsettled from before. Well, before things get too serious, you need to blow off some steam and reflect on the plentiful bounty that was Twitter in 2012.
While the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition remains a sight to behold, it by no means has monopoly on beautiful women and sports. In just a few short years, Twitter has bridged two worlds that once rarely intersected: Mankind...and photos of the hottest women in and about sports.
If left to your own devices, the process of finding the best Twitpics out there could very well become a wild goose chase that evolves into just another "loose end" of 2012 to address in 2013. Fortunately, I've been on top of this issue and worked diligently to find, and bring to you, the hottest of the hot.
These are the 25 Hottest Sports Twit Pics of 2012.
Lolo Jones is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 100m hurdles. Jones famously stumbled over one of the last hurdles at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, costing her a medal and earning her a fourth place finish.
The same thing happened at London 2012, only minus the stumble. Jones tried out for the American Olympic bobsled team in fall 2012 and made the team.
Like so many others before her, Stephanie Ann Cook is a wholesome midwestern girl from Rockford, Illinois, who moved to Sin City (Las Vegas, duh.) to pursue her dreams.
When she's not strutting her stuff in between rounds for UFC and Tuff-N-Nuff, she's working as a model or posting ridiculously hot photos of herself on Instagram.
Follow @StephAnnC on Twitter if you know what's good for you.
Show-stopping Samantha is a fourth year member of the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. She's a Miami native and a full-time student studying communications.
Oh, and she also has a certified case of the notably incurable "Bieber Fever" that has been plaguing North America for some time now.
Follow @Smanthaaa_R on Twitter if you like the Dolphins and/or cute brunette cheerleaders.
Chanelle Sladics is a Southern Californian snowboarder who first made a splash in 2007 by taking the bronze medal in Slopestyle at the X-Games. She went on to place in various Slopestyle competitions over the next few years.
Although, today Sladics is doing more yoga and tee-hugging than competing on the slopes.
Follow @ChanelleSladics on Twitter if you're into sultry snow-bunnies, skaters, surfers or soccer players. She really hits all the bases there.
Ms. Rosa Mendes is a Canadian model-turned-wrestler who finished fourth in the 2006 WWE Diva search.
Despite not winning the contest, Mendes was signed to a developmental deal with the WWE that year and has been working her way up the ranks in recent years. She's pictured here (at left) with fellow Diva Alicia Fox.
Follow @LaRosaMendes on Twitter if you're sick of seeing the WWE's largest men in their smallest panties.
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey became a national sensation in 2012 after appearing in ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue and becoming the first woman ever to sign with the UFC.
Although 2012 was Rousey's breakout year in terms of publicity, she's been a competitive athlete for years, having won a bronze medal in women's judo at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Follow @RondaRousey on Twitter if you're into beautiful blondes who could bust your balls.
Former FOX Sports and ESPN host Rebecca Grant has transitioned from reporting on sports as herself to playing "hot and bothered" (her words, not mine) sports reporter Jenny Sanders on the Spike TV show Knockout Sportsworld.
In addition to acting, Grant has also appeared in FHM and Maxim magazines in recent years.
Follow @rebeccagrants on Twitter to see what happens next.
Fitness model and sports enthusiast Kaitlin Spehr along with her fellow Florida Panthers were chosen by Maxim magazine for an America's Hottest Cheerleaders shoot in 2012. This photo was taken during their Florida photo shoot in November.
Follow @KaitlinSpehr on Twitter to see more of this pretty Panther.
For all you MMA lovers out there who like your ladies tight and tough, Felice Herrig has got that going on for sure.
Herrig says she's a lover and a fighter, which I believe, because this is how she thanks her sponsors: posing seductively and scantily clad sprawled out across their names.
Follow @feliceherrig on Twitter for updates on this naughty ninja.
Erica Hosseini is a 20-something surfer who hails from Newport Beach, California. Hosseini has been competing for just over a decade; she finished second overall in her first pro event ever in April 2002, making her the youngest surfer ever (male or female) to find her way to the final of an ASP professional event.
Follow @ericahosseini on Twitter for all the blonde bikini bonanza that you can handle.
Blonde British babe Brooke Lynette is a fitness model and a boxer, in addition to being a ring girl for Cage Warriors. Lynette also pays the bills with commercial modeling work and busting up the competition in bikini contests.
Follow @Brrrookelyn on Twitter for more international intrigue.
Latina stunner Marisol Gonzalez is a Mexican sports reporter who famously stole the spotlight from some of the players at Super Bowl XLVI during media day.
Gonzalez is also a television personality, actress and former beauty queen who represented her native Mexico at the 2003 Miss Universe pageant in Panama City, Panama.
Follow @marisolglzz on Twitter if you like to look, but not listen, because she only tweets en espanol.
Corissa Furr is a sometimes ring girl for Showtime's Strikeforce and otherwise MMA fanatic—she's pictured here (at right) with fellow ring girl Ell Navarro (at left) at the Marres/Moreno weigh-in in November 2012. Furr is also a model, actress and television personality outside the cage.
Follow @CorissaFurr on Twitter for the foxiest Furr you'll find on the interwebs.
Bewitching blonde Laura Enever is a professional surfer from Australia. She's been surfing competitively since the age of 12 and qualified for the ASP Women's World Tour at 18. Enever finished 10th overall in the ASP tour ratings and has been ranked as high as eighth in the world in 2012.
Follow @lauraenever on Twitter to keep up with her world travels.
Kristen and her twin sister Kirsten (tricky stuff) are pictured here with two of their fellow Atlanta Hawks dancers. I'm just thrilled to know that Hawks fans have some reason to get excited at those home games because these perennial rebuilders don't have much else.
Follow @AHC_Kristen on Twitter for Hawks hotties and TWINS!
Delightful Darya Klishina is a Russian track and field athlete who specializes in the long jump. She holds Russia's female long jump junior record, which is the second best in the world. Klishina also finds plenty of work as a model during her athletic downtime.
Follow @DaryaKlishina on Twitter if you want to be alerted every time she posts a new photo to Facebook—it's worth it.
Arianny Celeste is the UFC's most ravishing ring girl, not an easy distinction considering her partner in crime is the beautiful Brittney Palmer, and she's taken MMA "Ring Girl of the Year" honors the last two years.
Celeste is also a spokesmodel for Bud Light, a television personality and a commercial and fitness model.
Follow @AriannyCeleste on Twitter to keep abreast of her adventures.
Abbey Clancy is the wife of English footballer Peter Crouch, who is a striker for the Premier League's Stoke City. She and Crouch have one child together and have been married since June 2011.
Clancy first rose to fame as the runner-up of Season 2 of Britain's Next Top Model in 2006 and has been working steadily as a model and television presenter ever since.
Follow @OfficialClancy on Twitter to keep up with what Abbey is eating and what her brother is up to.
The ridiculously gorgeous Brittney Palmer is a UFC Octagon Girl and has been for the last four years. Palmer lives in Las Vegas and has been featured in a number of live acts on the strip in recent years, including a stint as the lead dancer in the Flamingo Hotel and Casino's X Burlesque show.
Palmer is also an artist studying at UCLA.
Follow @BrittneyPalmer on Twitter and I promise you won't be sorry.
The lovely Lindsey Vonn is an American Olympic alpine skier and one of the most decorated female athletes in the world. Vonn is a noted friend to the famously famous Tebow family and made headlines in 2011 for "Tebowing" after winning a race.
Follow @lindseyvonn on Twitter for all the latest Lindsey news as we approach the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Leryn Franco, the pride of Paraguay, is a track and field athlete who represented her country at the Summer Olympics in Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008 and London 2012. Franco never came close to medaling, but the former beauty queen's model good looks attracted more attention than most gold medals.
Off the track Franco works as a fashion model in South America.
Follow @LerynFranco on Twitter for a foreign flair—she doesn't tweet much in English.
Bellator beauty Jade Bryce, also known as (perhaps) the hottest woman on Instagram, has been a favorite of MMA fans for years. Bryce also finds plenty of work as an actress, host and model—she's been featured as one of Playboy's Cybergirls twice, fellas.
She's also an adorable do-gooder type who is a passionate philanthropist.
Follow @thejadebryce on Twitter if shapely blondes are something that interest you.
Italy's most magnificent export Roberta Mancino is a world record-holding skydiver who has completed more than 7,000 jumps. Mancino is an adrenaline junkie base jumper who can rock a wing suit and swim with sharks in a single day.
She's often listed amongst the sexiest female athletes in the world and has modeled for publications in many places.
Follow @Roberta_Mancino on Twiiter, if only to be updated when she posts new photos on Facebook.
Surf goddess Alana Blanchard is a professional surfer from the Hawaiian island of Kauai. She's a self-described bikini enthusiast who has been a surfer since the age of four. Blanchard travels the globe as part of the ASP Women's Tour and, as of December 2012, ranked No. 7 in the world.
Follow @alanaRblanchard on Twitter if you're interested in what the sexiest surfer in the world is up to. (Hint: It's usually sexy)
Bellator bombshell Mercedes Terrell is a ring girl and an MMA enthusiast in addition to being a Monster Energy girl and a model. Before landing the Bellator gig, Terrell was named one of Maxim magazine's Sexiest Girls of Supercross in 2010.
Follow @mercedesterrell on Twitter for the latest on both MMA and Mercedes.
And if you want the latest on me, Amber Lee, you can follow me on Twitter too! Sounds amazing, right? Follow @blamberr