Thursday December 18th, 2014

Thursday marks the final episode of The Colbert Report, with Stephen Colbert set to take over Late Night on CBS. To mark the occasion, we've compiled Colbert's best sports clips from the past year.

Colbert's take on the St. Louis PD's objection to Rams' players protest

The St. Louis Police Association took issue with five Rams players taking the field with their hands raised in the "hands up, don't shoot" pose, and Colbert agreed. He also pointed out how the referees kept making the same gesture. Shame on them. 

Team USA tied with Portugal, but they really lost

The U.S. nearly pulled off a stunning upset against Portugal in the World Cup, but Silvestre Varela headed in a flawless Cristiano Ronaldo cross late in stoppage time to pull the Portuguese even. Colbert might not know much about soccer, but he knows the tie was more like a crushing loss. 

From the Vault: Stephen Colbert and his Nation save the Olympics

Colbert doesn't like Jurgen Klinsmann's attitude

Jurgen Klinsmann said he thought the USMNT had no chance of winning the World Cup. Colbert thought that wasn't very American, which would make sense. Jurgen Klinsmann is from Germany. 

Colbert has some fun at the Jaguars' expense

The Jags added poolside cabanas to their stadium this season and while Colbert likes the concept, he's sure they should be addressing their on-field performance first. 

Colbert throws a flag on Michael Sam's kiss

Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend after hearing he'd been selected in the NFL draft, but Colbert, always a staunch protector of traditional values, called him for holding

Colbert interviews Kentucky coach John Calipari

Colbert promised to interview Calipari "for one minute, and then go pro," but they thankfully talked for much longer. Colbert came away with a better understanding of what Calipari means when he says "succeed and proceed."

Colbert circumvents the NFL's trademark rules

Broadcasters pay a lot of money for NFL broadcast rights. Comedy Central is not one of those networks. So Colbert had to get creative with his Super Bowl coverage. 

- Dan Gartland

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