Updated: Dec 21, 2006, 4:14 PM

Vote: Best of Sports in 2006


 Vince Young
Vince Young and Texas got 2006 off to a great start.

The bad news is we don't have a red carpet to welcome you to our own awards ceremony for the year that was in sports. The good news is that means we also don't have anyone named Rivers (even Philip) associated with our awards.

Best of all, SportsNation's awards for 2006 are decided entirely by your votes.

Vince Young and the Texas Longhorns set the bar high with a game for the ages in January, beating USC in a classic Rose Bowl to claim the national championship in college football. But more than a few individuals and teams were up to the challenge over the subsequent 12 months. From the solo brilliance of Roger Federer and Tiger Woods to the cohesive genius of teams like the Miami Heat and Carolina Hurricanes, fans rarely lacked for amazing performances to enjoy.

But this is sports, so even among the best of the best, someone has to win and someone has to lose. Which individuals best defined success this calendar year? Who were the brightest newcomers and the sagest coaches? What game deserves top honors for the year? Vote on the best of sports in 2006, SportsNation!

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