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Oh, What a Year
KEVIN KERR
December 31, 2012
The Mayans may have been wrong about 2012 being apocalyptic. But that's not to say that it didn't sometimes feel like things were going off the rails
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December 31, 2012

Oh, What A Year

The Mayans may have been wrong about 2012 being apocalyptic. But that's not to say that it didn't sometimes feel like things were going off the rails

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He Wondered If Instead He Could Just Get a Red Card

Ronaldinho, Brazilian soccer legend and Coca-Cola ambassador, sat down at a press conference and took a sip from a nearby Pepsi can. Miffed Coke execs pulled the plug on his endorsement deal, costing the striker $760,000.

In Order to Stave Off Unibrow Mania

Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA draft, and the possessor of a notable unibrow, trademarked the expressions "Fear the Brow" and "Raise the Brow." He explained to CNBC, "I don't want anyone to try to grow a unibrow because of me and then try to make money off of it."

One Whiff and You're Magically Transported to August in the Bronx

The Yankees are now selling their own brand of cologne for men and a perfume for women, available at the Stadium and at retailers, including Macy's. The marketer who came up with the idea for the fragrances explained of the Yankees: "They're a brand that exudes class."

If Any Acting Was Involved, It Was Somewhat Beside the Point

With flopping drawing sanctions in the NBA and soccer, one official showed Belgian soccer player Julien Lecomte a red card for diving. It was delivered as Lecomte lay unconscious on a gurney for a trip to a medical examination that determined that he had suffered a concussion and three displaced vertebrae.

Kidney Punches

As reported by WKYT-TV, police in Georgetown, Ky., had to be called to a dialysis center when a 68-year-old Kentucky fan who was hooked up to a machine was struck by a 71-year-old Louisville fan waiting to receive treatment. The dispute involved differing viewpoints about the likely outcome in the schools' upcoming Final Four basketball game and was preceded by a command to shut up as well as the display of a middle finger.

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