Take off your caps, please.
The time has come to close the door on 2013, my friends. But before we stride boldly into this brave new year, we must pay our last respects for that which we lost over the past 12 months. Fads came and went, helmets disappeared into the nebula and butt-centric blunders were retired in ceremonial fashion.
Gone, but never forgotten, the following are artifacts of sports past we must leave behind as we head into 2014. We may never see their likes ever again.
And in some cases, that's not a bad thing.