Rank 'em: Worst of 2012

December 23, 2012

Rank 'em: Worst of 2012

Sox blow 9-0 lead to Yanks

Sox blow 9-0 lead to Yanks

The Red blew a 9-0 lead and watched the Yankees rally for 15 unanswered runs to win at Fenway Park. For the first time, Bobby Valentine was booed -- and it wouldn't be the last.


Gronk injured in title game

Gronk injured in title game

Rob Gronkowski injured his left ankle in the AFC title game against the Baltimore Ravens. He played in the Super Bowl but was limited -- a key factor in the Patriots' Super Bowl loss.


NHL lockout = no Bruins

NHL lockout = no Bruins

The Bruins would have opened their season on Oct. 11 vs. the Flyers if it weren't for the NHL lockout. As 2012 comes to an end, it's believed that the league is just one step away from calling off the season.


Ray signs with Heat

Ray signs with Heat

Ray Allen took off for Boston's hated rival in Miami, signing a three-year deal -- and taking less than the Celtics were offering -- and burning green bridges in the process.


Bruins lose; Thomas walks

Bruins lose; Thomas walks

The defending champion Bruins lost Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs to the Capitals, 2-1 (OT). Six weeks later, embattled goalie Tim Thomas confirmed that he would sit out the 2012-13 season due to personal issues.


Injuries help sink Sox

Injuries help sink Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury dislocated his shoulder, missed three months on the DL and never regained his groove. Meanwhile, David Ortiz -- in the midst of a career year -- injured his Achilles and was never the same.


Celtics lose to Heat

Celtics lose to Heat

The Big Three era came to a sad end when the Celtics -- after having gone up 3-2 in the series -- ran out of gas and were blown away in Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference finals by the Miami Heat.


The Bobby V Fiasco

The Bobby V Fiasco

In April, the Red Sox manager questioned Kevin Youkilis' effort and swiftly lost his clubhouse. It got uglier from there, trust us.


Red Sox demise

Red Sox demise

The Red Sox ended what Larry Lucchino called "a season of agony" with another pathetic loss, this time a 14-2 embarrassment in New York. They finished with their worst record (69-93) since 1965 and cleaned house in the process.


Patriots lose Super Bowl

Patriots lose Super Bowl

The Patriots lost to the Giants, 21-17, after Wes Welker failed to haul in a crucial fourth-quarter pass that might have sealed the victory. The loss was a blow in a season dedicated to owner Robert Kraft's late wife, Myra.


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