The Worldwide Leader once again dominated the sports scene in 2012, though not always for the reasons they'd prefer. In a year of Tebowmania and Linsanity, it was often the machinations inside Bristol that made for the most interesting news. Join us, won't you, as we look back on our favorite ESPN stories of the past 12 months. Or just read about it on Wikipedia.

Is An ESPN Columnist Scamming People On The Internet?

We searched for the woman behind Sarah Phillips, an ESPN columnist who seemingly popped up overnight. Read »

How ESPN Ditched Journalism And Followed Skip Bayless To The Bottom: A Tim Tebow Story

The "E" has taken an insurmountable lead over the "S" in ESPN. Read »

SportsCenter Spends The Day Celebrating Tim Tebow's Birthday

Too much cake wasn't the reason you barfed. Watch »

ESPN Finally Disavows Its Tebow Coverage: "We Didn't Handle That Very Well"

It's important to note that nothing changed after this mea culpa. Read »

ESPN Entertainment Writer Has A Bad Wikipedia Habit

Plagiarism is defined in dictionaries as the "wrongful appropriation," "close imitation," or "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work, but the notion remains problematic with nebulous boundaries. Read »

Why Is An ESPN Vice President Spreading Rumors That I'm Straight?

Our John Koblin became part of the story after ESPN's John Walsh claimed he and Lynn Hoppes had a bitter feud over an ex-girlfriend. A flawed theory, for a number of reasons. Read »

For The Second Time In Three Weeks, ESPN Plagiarizes A Reporter's Work

According to sources. Read »

ESPN Camera Catches Rick Reilly Ordering Stu Scott To Credit His Twitter Feed

Featuring the Steve Young death stare. Watch »

Rick Reilly Got Fooled By A Satirical Blog Post (Again)

We called Reilly to find out why he took news from a rather obvious parody news site. Read »

Stephen A. Smith Thought An Article About Him In The Onion Was Real

Peeps got jokes. Read »

Rob Parker Lowers The Bar On First Take: Is Robert Griffin III "A Brother Or A Cornball Brother?"

You know things have gone horribly wrong when Stephen A. Smith is the voice of reason.Watch »

ESPN's Headline Writers Join In The Linsanity: "Chink In The Armor" Edition

The NBA's first Asian-American superstar offered some teachable moments. Read »

ESPN Reporter Doing Linsanity Story In Chinatown Runs Into ESPN Reporter Doing Linsanity Story In Chinatown, Interviews Her

And the snake eats its tail. Watch »

ESPN Is Worth $40 Billion

All those other stories? Whatever. This is the one Bristol cares about. Read »