At the risk of sounding unnecessarily exuberant over the nature of sports in 2012—sports are great OMG!!!—this was a particularly awesome year for memorable moments in our field (OMG). An Olympic year will do that, for sure. Yet 2012 had so much more than just two weeks in London. There were a ton of memorable moments from January through December, so many that the original plan of 25 quickly became a top 50.
Here are the top 50 moments in sports in 2012. Before you read on, please remember that we are looking at actual moments, not the biggest stories of the year (for those of you looking for Lance Armstrong or Joe Paterno, that is on a different list. See the story here.). These moments are across all sports, and surely some of you had a favorite moment, or sport, that didn't make the list.
As with any year-end review, this is totally subjective, so your additions are welcome in the comments. (Note: If Adrian Peterson breaks the rushing record, that moment would be in the top five for sure.)
With that, here is the list of the 50 moments we're still remembering as the year comes to a close.