Don't Open Until 2112

A time capsule of things we'll miss
December 31, 2012

One hundred years from now, the games we play and watch will be radically different. Football players should finally have those long-promised jet packs. Basketball players will dunk on 15-foot goals. The halftime act at Super Bowl CXLVI will be the Rolling Stones. (O.K., not everything will change.) To show the futuristic fan what he or she is missing, SI created a time capsule of things that left the sports world in 2012, indexing each item by likability and cultural importance:

IRRITATING

ULTRA IMPORTANT

LOVABLE

DISPOSABLE

All-male Augusta National

Tebowing

Wenlock and Mandeville

Lance Armstrong, Tour champ

Roger Goodell, Mr. Invincible

Ochocinco as a name

Replacement refs

The New Jersey Nets

VORP

Matt Schaub's left ear lobe

Linsanity

Keith Hernandez's mustache

Gangnam Style sports

Kansas-Mizzou Border War

Paternoville

McKayla's disapproval

THEY SAID IT

"Whatever day he returns will be Christmas, so I guess there's that."

MIKE D'ANTONI Coach of the struggling Lakers, on the prospect of injured point guard Steve Nash's returning for L.A.'s Dec. 25 game against the Knicks

PHOTOJOEL SAGET/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (ARMSTRONG)
PHOTOSTEVE RUSSELL/THE TORONTO STAR/ZUMAPRESS.COM (HAT) PHOTODAVID E. KLUTHO (COLLEGE MASCOTS) PHOTOKEVIN TERRELL/AP (TEBOW) PHOTOBOB ROSATO (JERSEY) PHOTOADAM HUNGER/REUTERS (HERNANDEZ) PHOTOSUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS (OLYMPIC MASCOTS) PHOTOTOM HAUCK/AP (SCHAUB) PHOTOBRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS (MARONEY) TWO PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)