magical horrible 12 months it’s been. Whereas 2021 has been yet one more pandemic-filled hell gap, we are able to not less than respect that it gave us a few of the dumbest, funniest, and weirdest sports activities tales of all time.
It seems that when the world is turned the wrong way up sports activities get actually bizarre. Who knew?! So let’s return by a 12 months that gave us a lot bizarre pleasure — as a result of it was kinda the one place to seek out pleasure all 12 months.
Cordarelle Patterson turned a fan-favorite with the Falcons this season, however lest we overlook that he kicked off the 12 months by swearing on the Nickelodeon broadcast. Simply magic.
The deal with of the 12 months got here months earlier than the soccer season started with this bone-shattering deal with that deserved a Pro Bowl look.
Leonard tried to put in writing this off as a “slip” however was launched by the Thunder shortly after and was not signed by any staff in 2021.
So yeah, you’re simply going to need to examine this one as a result of goodness what a narrative this all was. It had every thing, a lacking “particular person”, faked most cancers diagnoses, a podcaster left questioning if his finest buddy betrayed him. This all occurred earlier than the summer time.
After baiting Kwame Brown throughout a podcast, Stephen Jackson and Gilbert Arenas caught ALL THE HANDS from their former teammate who aired all their soiled laundry and past. Brown had sufficient, and wasn’t afraid to defend himself — however that took us all down the bizarre rabbit gap of Brown’s current web historical past.
We closed out the midpoint of the 12 months with a world hunt for a fan who ruined a stage of the Tour de France and escaped the nation. It was one of many wildest tales of the 12 months that began in a weird manner.
The one factor extra unbelievable than holding the Olympics in the midst of the pandemic was constructing particular cardboard beds to cease athletes getting down. We all know Olympians are world-class intercourse havers, and this was simply an try to cease all that.
We nonetheless don’t know whether or not this labored or not.
A faux highschool with adults faked its manner all the way in which to ESPN the place it was embarrassed on nationwide TV. The twists and turns this took have been exceptional, and it started with ESPN’s personal announcers being livid they needed to cowl this rubbish.
Whereas it didn’t occur in 2021, we discovered about how John Elway might have had an enormous possession stake within the Broncos again in 1998, however declined. That share would now be value extra money than he would have made in a number of lifetimes.
This story was humorous sufficient earlier than we discovered it was Christian McCaffrey’s brother, then it morphed into being completely hilarious.
Maybe the most important plot twist of 2021 got here with Aaron Rodgers, who went from potential Jeopardy! host, to conspiracy-chugging dope.
Should you advised me again on January 2021 that I’d shut out the 12 months fairly having a beer with Tom Brady than Aaron Rodgers I’d say it was unimaginable — however right here we’re.
We closed out the ultimate month of 2021 with one of many funniest teaching introductions in soccer historical past. It was an SNL parody made manifest, and completely deserves a couple of minutes of your time.