With championships won by the Packers, Cardinals, Bruins and Mavericks, possible lockouts and cancellations from both the NBA and NFL and a rejuvenated national interest in baseball, 2011 has been a year to remember, and how else to best remember the year than with the best photos from the past twelve months?
With yet another seemingly miraculous comeback, the Tebow-lead Broncos topped the Bears, Eli Manning and the Giants pulled off a comeback of their own to top the Cowboys and keep their playoff hopes alive and the Packers ran circles around the Raiders to remain undefeated in week 14 of the NFL.
The Packers continued their undefeated run with a contested win against the Giants, the Cowboys employed some questionable kicking tactics to lose against the Cardinals in the last two seconds of the game and the Redskins continued to be the Redskins in Week 13 of the NFL.
The Patriots bested the Jets as their rivalry continued, Tebow's Broncos topped the Chiefs even though he only completed two passes, the Ravens somehow were beaten by the Seahawks after their performance against the Steelers last week and Dallas dominated the limping Bills.
Roger Federer (L) of Switzerland holds the championship trophy next to NBA player Tony Parker (C) and Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after winning the BNP Paribas Masters final in Paris on November 13, 2011. Federer defeated Tsonga 6-1, 7-6 (3) to win the tournament for the first time in his career.
The Ravens shocked the world with a miraculous final drive against the Steelers, the Patriots and the Giants met with the same result as their previous Super Bowl matchup, Tebow managed to add another notch to the win column and the Packers continued their offensive dominance of the NFL.
In a crazy week, Tebow's magic wore off, the Steelers finally found a way to topple the Patriots, the Rams somehow shocked the Saints to earn their first win of the season and the Eagles looked more and more like the team their off-season acquisitions promised they would be.
The Colts and Dolphins remain winless, the Packers' domination of the NFL continued despite a strong effort from the Vikings, but really, is anything more surprising than Tim Tebow's sudden reversal of fortunes in leading the Broncos to a stunning overtime victory?
The Eagles finally bounced back with a win, the Raiders continued their remembrance of the late Al Davis, the Patriots came out on top of the Cowboys and the 49ers ended the Lions' hopes for an undefeated season.
First Lady Michelle Obama and local area school children attempted to break the Guinness World Record title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period, at the White House in Washington on October 11, 2011.
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