Rank 'Em: New York's Top Stories of 2012

December 18, 2012

New York's Top Stories of 2012

Giants win Super Bowl

Giants win Super Bowl

On Christmas Eve 2011, the Giants were 7-7, needing to beat the Jets to keep their playoff hopes alive. Six weeks later, Big Blue delivered its fourth Super Bowl victory.

Linsanity strikes

Linsanity strikes

Jeremy Lin went from being a benchwarmer to a superstar in the span of a few weeks, then got hurt and never played for the Knicks again. It sure was fun while it lasted.

Tebow traded to Jets

Tebow traded to Jets

The highlight of Tim Tebow's time in New York may end up being his introductory news conference back in March, when he said he was "excited" more than 40 times.

Johan throws no-hitter

Johan throws no-hitter

After half a century, the Mets finally got a no-no. On June 1, Johan Santana was unhittable over nine innings against the Cardinals.

Yanks' ALCS collapse

Yanks' ALCS collapse

After winning 95 games in the regular season, and getting past the Orioles in the ALDS, the Yankees were swept by the Tigers after Jeter broke his ankle in Game 1.

Mo lost for season

Mo lost for season

Mariano Rivera's 2012 was cruelly cut short after just nine outings, when he tore an ACL while shagging fly balls before a game in Kansas City on May 3.

Nets move to Brooklyn

Nets move to Brooklyn

The Nets became the first major pro sports franchise to call Brooklyn home since the Dodgers left in 1957.

Dickey wins Cy Young

Dickey wins Cy Young

Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden were the only two Mets to win pitching's highest honor -- until 2012, when knuckleballer R.A. Dickey became arguably the most unlikely winner in baseball history.

A-Rod benched

A-Rod benched

Raul Ibanez, pinch-hitting for Alex Rodriguez, blasted a game-tying homer in the ninth and a game-winning homer in the 12th in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Sanchez's butt fumble

Sanchez's butt fumble

In an embarrassing 49-19 loss to New England, Mark Sanchez ran right into guard Brandon Moore's backside on a broken play, resulting in a fumble and a Pats touchdown.

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