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The Fan's Year in Sports, 2012 

Often what goes on off the field is just as interesting as what's happening under the lights. Go back through tailgate parties, cheerleader try-outs, skateboarding events, championship parades, roller derby bouts, a little MMA and even a little flugtag with the fan's year in sports from across the country. Compiled from Voice Media Group alt-weeklies.
Britt Chester
For Peyton Manning's regular season debut on September 9, Broncos fans donned blue and orange and accessories to tailgate before the game. And it seems like it might have worked: The Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19. See more
Ian Witlen
Amateur pilots took to the waters of Biscayne Bay to test their creations for Red Bull Flugtag Miami. See more Red Bull Flugtag Miami photos.
Jim Louvau
Hopefuls strutted their stuff back in August for a chance to become a member of the Phoenix Suns Dancers squad. See more Phoenix Suns dancer try-outs photos.
Christopher Victorio
San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo poses with a police officer while wearing a shirt that reads "I just look illegal." More than one million fans crowded downtown San Francisco on October 31 to celebrate the Giants' second World Series title in thre
Joshua Huston
Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse buddies were in Seattle in July to try out the city's new Jefferson Park Skatepark. See more Tony Hawk in Seattle photos<
Benjamin Leatherman
Think you're a die-hard fan of Arizona State University's football squad? Well, in all likelihood you're nowhere near as passionate about ASU pigskin as the hundreds of madcap maroon-and-gold-wearing college kids who occupy the student section at Sun Dev
Christopher Morgan
Britt Chester
For Peyton Manning's regular season debut on September 9, Broncos fans donned blue and orange and accessories to tailgate before the game. And it seems like it might have worked: The Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19. See more
Gil Riego Jr.
A "free 4-day action sports and lifestyle festival" featuring skateboarding, BMX and FMX competitions began on Thursday, October 18 in San Francisco. See more Dew Tour SF p
Benjamin Leatherman
Think you're a die-hard fan of Arizona State University's football squad? Well, in all likelihood you're nowhere near as passionate about ASU pigskin as the hundreds of madcap maroon-and-gold-wearing college kids who occupy the student section at Sun Dev
Gil Riego Jr.
A "free 4-day action sports and lifestyle festival" featuring skateboarding, BMX and FMX competitions began on Thursday, October 18 in San Francisco. See more Dew Tour SF p
Gil Riego Jr.
A "free 4-day action sports and lifestyle festival" featuring skateboarding, BMX and FMX competitions began on Thursday, October 18 in San Francisco. See more Dew Tour SF p
Jon Gitchoff
A scene from "MMA Fight Night" at Lumiere Casino in St. Louis on January 28. See more St. Louis MMA photos.
Britt Chester
For Peyton Manning's regular season debut on September 9, Broncos fans donned blue and orange and accessories to tailgate before the game. And it seems like it might have worked: The Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19. See more
Jon Gitchoff
A scene from "MMA Fight Night" at Lumiere Casino in St. Louis on January 28. See more St. Louis MMA photos.
Marco Torres
One of the Houston Press's favorite Houston Texans Cheerleader photos.
Eric Garcia and Dustin Schneider
Auditions to be the next Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader kicked off on Cinco De Mayo at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. See more Dallas Cowboys cheerleader try
Christopher Morgan
Mike Stolp-Smith
Thousands descended upon Straddleline Raceway in August in Seattle for the "Dirty Dash." See more Dirty Dash Seattle photos.
Mike Stolp-Smith
Thousands descended upon Straddleline Raceway in August in Seattle for the "Dirty Dash." See more Dirty Dash Seattle photos.
Jim Louvau
Hopefuls strutted their stuff back in August for a chance to become a member of the Phoenix Suns Dancers squad. See more Phoenix Suns dancer try-outs photos.
Christopher Victorio
Giants relief pitcher/hipster Brian Wilson -- injured during the post-season -- after the World Series parade. More than one million fans crowded downtown San Francisco on October 31 to celebrate the Giants' second World Series title in three years. See
Eric Garcia and Dustin Schneider
Auditions to be the next Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader kicked off on Cinco De Mayo at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. See more Dallas Cowboys cheerleader
Christopher Victorio
Christopher Morgan
On October 6, 2012, the Denver Roller Dolls' Electrocuties competed against the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' Contenders at the Fillmore Auditorium. See more
Britt Chester
For Peyton Manning's regular season debut on September 9, Broncos fans donned blue and orange and accessories to tailgate before the game. And it seems like it might have worked: The Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19. See more Play Slideshow

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