Year Of The Packers
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As 2011 winds down, it's time to look back at the Packers. They squeaked into the NFL playoffs at the end of last season as the No. 6 seed, and went on to win the Super Bowl. They then started the 2011 season by winning their first 13 games -- boosting their consecutive winning streak to 19 games (second most in NFL history)-- before losing the Chiefs. As this year draws to a close, the Packers are the top seed in the NFC and favorites to win another Super Bowl. Here's a look at's top 10 NFL stories of the 2011 season.
Mighty Kasey Strikes Out
NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne let the world know (via his Twitter account) that he does not like breastfeeding in public. And, in the least surprising news you'll hear today, women were offended by his rant.
When Bridal Wear Meets Sports
This 38-year-old Manchester City fan and bride-to-be raided her fiancé's collection of old jerseys to stitch together her very own Manchester City wedding dress. Even more amazing is that it looks pretty good.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
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Elisandra Tomacheski was part of SI's 2011 Model Search. She didn't win (Jessica Perez did), but her consolation prize is being today's Lovely Lady of the Day.
End-Of-Year Lists
With the year winding down, there are plenty of year-end lists making their way through the interwebs. Here are some of my favorite: The top streakers of the year ... The top sporting gaffes ... The 10 best Cristiano Ronaldo goals ... Top 10 hockey saves of 2011 ... The year in Kate Upton (this one isn't a year-end list but it's Kate Upton so stop complaining).
Photo Of The Day
When I'm not filling in for Jimmy, I run the SI Photo Blog and like to post funny and/or embarrassing photos of athletes. And there is no athlete that more people enjoy seeing photos of then 7-foot-7 Manute Bol (here's a whole gallery of Bol photos). Here's Bol having a tense stare down with 6-4 Charles Barkley during a 1990 Sixers-Warriors game.
Random Links
Rachel Uchitel, the former mistress of Tiger Woods, is five months pregnant ... The Bengals avoided a blackout of Sunday's game by offering a "buy one get one free" ticket promotion ... The Timberwolves rookies had a dance-off, and I'm guessing hazing was involved ... The 50 best movies of 2011.
Hockey Expert Of The Day
This 3-year-old can name the entire roster of the San Jose Sharks.

Don Cherry Table Piano Video Of The Day
Don Cherry's desk magically turns into a piano during Hockey Night in Canada. This is fantastic.

Obnoxious Heat Video Of The Day
This is the Heat's new player introduction video, which doesn't feature one highlight or a player in uniform. For comparison, here's what played at the United Center during the Bulls' heyday.

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