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Top 10 Internet Memes in Sports in 2012

McKayla Maroney isn't impressed by much, but maybe she likes sports Internet memes.
<p> Top 10 Internet Memes in Sports in 2012, including McKayla is not impressed, Smokin' Jay Cutler, Eli Manning looking at things, Mo Farah running away from things, Manny Pacquiao knocked out, Queen Elizabeth at the London Olympic Opening Ceremonies, the "Good Job, Good Effort" kid, fat Derek Jeter and Anthony Davis' unibrow.</p>

This year, countless Internet memes went viral. But the world of sports saw some of the best. Here is a rundown of the top 10 best Internet memes in sports in 2012.

Joe Girardi Replaces Struggling Alex Rodriguez with Pinch Hitter

Is this the end of Old Guard in the Bronx?
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<p> By pinch-hitting for Alex Rodriguez and allowing backup shortstop Jayson Nix finish the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi may have opened the final chapter for the Old Guard for New York.</p>

For two days, Yankees manager Joe Girardi deflected questions about moving third baseman Alex Rodriguez down in the batting order for last night’s Game 3 of the ALDS vs. Baltimore due to A-Rod’s recent struggles.

Girardi explained his decision to keep A-Rod near the top of the lineup by saying trust was a major piece of the Yankees’ success. He reiterated how important it is for him to trust his players and that his players trust him. And after Wednesday night, his players have multiple reasons to trust their skipper.

2012 MLB Pennant Races: A to Z

<p> As the 2012 MLB pennant drives begin to heat up, it's good to know what will impact the races from the A's to Zimmerman.</p>

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A’s, as in the Oakland Athletics, are in a pennant race for the first time since 2006. We have the second wild card to thank for this, but the no-name A’s have been the hottest team since July 1. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you assemble a competent pitching staff.

New York Yankees 2012 Preview

Jeter and Co. primed to get back to World Series
<p> The Yankees fell short of the World Series for the seventh time in eight seasons, but this remains a formidable team. The Yankees’ bats went cold in the playoffs, but over the long season, this lineup will produce. The Yankees won 97 games last season, and with the improvements to their rotation, they should crack 100 this year and fend off the Red Sox, Rays and Blue Jays for yet another AL East crown.</p>

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New York Yankees Mt. Rushmore

Babe, the Iron Horse, the Mick, Yogi, Jeter, Mo....An elite list of candidates
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<p> The team that started the entire Mt. Rushmore discussion. From Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Joe DiMaggio to Mickey Mantle to Reggie Jackson to Derek Jeter. Perhaps we should allow an organization with 27 World Series titles eight faces on its Mt. Rushmore — or at least six.</p>

MLB Mt. Rushmores

by Charlie Miller

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history. We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

 

New York vs. Boston Rivalry

The Big Apple and Beantown have nation's best sports town feud and culture clash.
<p> The Big Apple and Beantown have nation's best sports town feud and culture clash, going toe-to-toe for bragging rights over Babe Ruth, Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, Larry Bird, Eli Manning, Mike Tyson, Rocky Marciano, Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells, Martin Scorsese and clam chowder.</p>

When the New York Giants and New England Patriots kick off Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the game won’t be just a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, it will be a renewal of the greatest sports town rivalry and culture clash in the country — New York vs. Boston. Which city has the edge heading into Super Sunday? The following is a tale of the tape:

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