What Were Your Favorite Sports Stories From This Year?

The year in sportswriting is almost over, which means that it is time to start making all kinds of "best of" lists. All the cool kids are doing it. We'd like to make a list too, and we'd like your help compiling it. Were there any pieces of sportswriting that you came across this year that you found particularly well written or inspiring? If so, share them down in the discussion section with a short explanation about why you enjoyed reading them so much.