Found December 12, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
This morning, Facebook released its 2012 Year in Review – a look back at the most discussed trends and stories of 2012. Below please find key highlights including most discussed sports topics (NY Giants), the top events (Superbowl XLVI came in at #2 behind the US Presidential Election), most discussed public figures (Tim Tebow made the top five as well as Eli and Peyton Manning (who tied!) and most checked-in locations on Facebook (eight out of the top ten spots are sports venues) and more.
To view all of Facebook’s 2012 Trend lists go here
1. NY Giants
2. New England Patriots
3. Tim Tebow
4. London 2012 Olympics
5. OKC (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Check Ins (locations):
1. Times Square, New York
2. Disneyland, California
3. AT&T Park, California
4. Yankee Stadium, New York
5. Rangers Ballpark, Texas
Public Figures (mentions):
1. Barack Obama
BEST OF MAXIM
So, all year, or at least since everyone realized Matt Ryan was a fraud, Peyton has inexplicably been leading the MVP race. This has made NO sense to me whatsoever. I could not understand how Peyton could possibly be ahead of TB12 in the race. Like did people forget about turnovers all of a sudden? It just made no sense to me. Like yeah, I get it media, Peyton is such a nice guy...
I don’t watch ESPN so I don’t know what they’re saying but I have a couple points...
When is the last time people were this divided over a Comeback Player of the Year race? Usually this is a pretty cut and simple decision but Denver Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning and Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson have made this year’s Comeback Player of the Year award an actual race.It’s hard to remember when two names as big as Manning and Peterson...
(Eds: Adds background, quotes. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer The last time the Denver Broncos won a game in Baltimore, a baby-faced John Elway was making his second NFL start and producing his first career fourth-quarter comeback.
That was way back in 1983, before the Colts left for Indianapolis. The Broncos are 0-5 in Baltimore since the Ravens entered...
The landscape of professional sports has been dotted with numerous brother acts, some of whom have left indelible marks on their profession. Baseball saw the DiMaggios in the 1940s (hall-of-famer Joe, Dom and Vince), the Alous (Matty, Jesus and Felipe) in the ‘60s, the pitching brother combinations of the Niekros (hall-of-famer Phil and Joe), [...]
This shouldn't even be a debate anymore. Brady has to be the 2012 MVP. No it's not Adrian Peterson. No it's not Peyton Manning. It's TB12. Year in and year out Brady puts up numbers that have never been seen before or breaks some sort of monumental record. Well this year he's at it again. Here are some of his stats and ranks from coldhardfootballfacts.com (as...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson's numbers speak for themselves: 1,600 rushing yards, 1,811 total yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns. The first two numbers lead the NFL, and he's tied for third in touchdowns.
Peterson knows, in the eyes of some, not even those numbers are enough to sway MVP voters his way. He knows the usual considerations will come for the league...
It took three consecutive years of NFC supremacy in the Super Bowl, an MVP from Green Bay, and a season without Peyton Manning for it to happen, but in September 2012 football analysts across the country were ready to label the NFC as the dominant conference in the National Football League. The pundits argued that the era of Brady vs. Manning had become the time of Rodgers vs....
There are a handful of great games this weekend with one of those games being the Denver Broncos playing on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. Along with the few good games are several games not worth watching and the AFC West will feature two of these as the San Diego Chargers will take on the Carolina Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs match-up with the Oakland Raiders. This...
(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Big Pete provides Part 2 of his latest article…
Yesterday, we jumped into the Broncos / Patriots talk with a quick examination of their match-up in Week 5. Now, we’re going to talk about how the game would go if they met today! There is one thing that we automatically know going into any Manning versus Brady match-up; the game will be close, and more...