Rank 'Em: DFW's Worst Moments of 2011

December 26, 2011

Was Jason Garrett's clock mismanagement Dallas-Fort Worth's worst moment of 2011?

You've seen ours, now show us yours!

Rank the list below and tell us which 2011 Dallas-Fort Worth moment was the worst.

From icing your own kicker, to coming within a strike of winning a World Series, twice, the year was full of disappointments.

We've narrowed it down to the 10 worst moments, and we're giving you the opportunity to determine which one takes the cake.

Cast your vote now.

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DFW's Worst Moments of 2011

Angels' Spending Spree

Angels' Spending Spree

Dec. 10: The Los Angeles Angels spent $327 million at the winter meetings to sign Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in an attempt to take back the AL West from the Texas Rangers.

Gunslinging Gone Wrong

Gunslinging Gone Wrong

Oct. 2: In a tale of two halves, Tony Romo led the Cowboys to a 20-3 first-half lead against the Lions only to throw three second-half interceptions -- two returned for touchdowns -- providing the catalyst for Detroit's comeback.

Stars On Ice

Stars On Ice

April 10: Needing a win in regulation or overtime, the Dallas Stars lose the final game of the season at Minnesota, against the already eliminated Wild, and miss a shot at the playoffs for a third straight season.

Roy Rocks Mavs

Roy Rocks Mavs

April 23: Brandon Roy did most of the damage during the Trail Blazers' stunning comeback against the Mavericks in Game 4 of their first-round series. Roy made a bank shot with 39.2 seconds left to cap a 23-point rally.

Clock Mismangement

Clock Mismangement

Dec. 4: Jason Garrett opted not to call one of the two timeouts he had left, instead forcing Tony Romo to clock the ball with seven seconds left. Garrett then called timeout as Dan Bailey approached the game-winning kick, effectively icing his own kicker.

Rangers Fall In Game 7

Rangers Fall In Game 7

Oct. 28: The Rangers scored two runs in the first inning of Game 7 of the 2011 World Series, but couldn't hold the lead for even half an inning and watched any title hopes slip away in a fourth inning that didn't even include a single Cardinals hit.

A&M Heads East

A&M Heads East

Sept. 26: Texas A&M officially announced its departure from the Big 12 in favor of the SEC. The Aggies hoped to continue the 117-year-old rivalry with Texas, but AD DeLoss Dodds said the Longhorns' nonconference schedule is full through 2018.

One Strike Away, Twice

One Strike Away, Twice

Oct. 27: The Texas Rangers twice came within one strike of a winning their first World Series championship in Game 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals, only to see it slip away. The Rangers would eventually lose the series in the deciding seventh game.

All-Star Flop

All-Star Flop

July 12: In his first All-Star Game appearance, C.J. Wilson came in for the fourth inning and gave up a go-ahead three-run home run to Milwaukee's Prince Fielder. He took the loss, which would give the Cardinals home-field advantage in the World Series.

Giant Block

Giant Block

Dec. 11: The Cowboys' bid to put a stranglehold on the NFC East Division took a turn for the worse when Jason Pierre-Paul blocked a potential game-tying field goal late in the fourth quarter by Dan Bailey.

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