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There have been plenty of must-see endings to sporting events in 2014, but the craziest occurred on the next-to-last day of the year. With Florida and Florida State tied at 63 with time running out, FSU guard Devon Bookert caught a side out of bounds pass and attempted a fadeaway corner three. The ball came up short but Florida's Jacob Kurtz accidentally tipped in the shot with time expiring to give the Seminoles the victory.
Scenes From Michigan's Khaki Out
Michigan formally announced the hiring of Jim Harbaugh as the school's next head football coach and students celebrated with a "Khaki Out" at last night's basketball game. Harbaugh, however, threw a curveball by wearing slacks instead of his usual $8 Walmart pants. Of course, the new coach could've just gone to the school's bookstore, where khakis are now in stock.
Signs of the Apocalypse
From Shaq and Satan riding a Zamboni to a man suing ESPN for showing him sleeping at a baseball game, here are SI's 2014 Signs of the Apocalypse
Lovely Lady of the Day
Jessica Sulecki is a Florida native and Gators fan. Seeing as how last night's game ended, the least I could do was give her LLOD honors on the final day of 2014 (click here for full-size gallery).
The Opposite of Pregame Trash Talk
With the Colts and Bengals set to face off on Sunday, Indianapolis punter Pat McAfee made a formal request to Cincinnati special teams ace Pacman Jones to not return any kicks or punts during the game. Speaking of Pacman Jones, remember when he was a pro wrestler and won the tag-team titles?
Quick Break From Sports To Watch Norman the Dog Ride a Bike
Screech Misses Packers Game
I mentioned the arrest of Dustin Diamond (a.k.a. - Screech) earlier this week after he allegedly stabbed a man at a Wisconsin bar. Diamond's attorney spoke about the situation and noted that his client was "not happy he missed the Packers game” while in jail.
Broncos House in Packers Country
Kevin Sumlin Fires Pool Boy
Top 20 Sports Bloopers of 2014
Our 20 favorite faceplants, botched celebrations and embarrassing moments of 2014. My favorite is Nick Young's premature celebration.
Odds & Ends
Lauren Hill successfully raised over $1 million in donations toward pediatric cancer research ... The best in MMA for 2014 ... Best photos of the NFL season ... Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh were born at the same Ohio hospital six months apart .. This third-generation Redskins fan wrote the team a passionate letter and received a generic response ... I can't stop laughing about the new Play-Doh controversy ...Top 10 social media flubs by politicians this year ... The weirdest sports from around the world (cheese rolling, anyone?) ... TV's most valuable players in 2014.
Feel-Good Moment of the Year
Florida State ended yesterday's practice by helping classmate Payton Poulin score a touchdown. Poulin is a 20-year-old FSU student confined to a wheelchair who has been coming to practice for two years. This is tremendous.
Gus Johnson, Bill Raftery Get a Song
The geniuses at Fox Sports dubbed some of the duo's best lines into a catchy song.
Speaking of Songs...
Rocky Top Insider created a catchy song about how much he hates Urban Meyer and Nick Saban. And it's set to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. Warning: The singer's voice is pretty brutal.
Nicest Gas Station Bathroom Ever
If you're ever in the Philipines and need gas, stop by this Shell station.
Huge Dog. Tiny Bed.
Of course I'm ending 2014 with a dog video. More to come in 2014. Have a great night!