The past 12 months of sports often were so confusing that you needed to repeatedly review Bill Belichick secret videotapes to make sense of it all. Appalachian State beat Michigan in football? Not possible. The Colorado Rockies reached the World Series? You must be joking. The NBA's No. 1 pick in the draft hasn't played a single minute? Give us a break. Notre Dame started the season 1-8? Right, and if you pull the other leg, it plays "Jingle Bells."