There are the biggest sports stories of 2011, and then there are the most overhyped stories of 2011; please note the very distinct difference between the two.
For example, one of the biggest sports stories of 2011 was the NBA lockout and whether or not we'd even have an NBA season at all. One of the biggest overhyped stories of 2011 was Kim Kardashian's marriage to an NBA player that turned out not to be a marriage at all.
Kim's rotund caboose and its marriage to Kris Humphries wasn't the only overhyped sports story of the year, there are no less than 24 other such stories.
Here they all are, ranked in order of absurdity.