Wednesday Link-Off: The Best of 2011

It’s time for our collection of best of 2011 list links. To kick it off, it’s our scientifically determined woman of the year Kate Upton. Not that we actually needed to use our fancy system to figure that out.

Since this is a linkdump about the best of 2011, I think it’s only appropriate that the first link is to a list of the best of everything of 2011. (Time)

Still having trouble figuring out who’s worth a follow on Twitter? You might want to try this list of the top 100 Twitter accounts of 2011. (Paste Magazine)

Perhaps you prefer your internet a bit more meme-ish. Then check out this list of the best memes of 2011. (Made Man)

After the jump, the best of sports, the best pictures and the best fails of 2011.

Let’s go to sports now. It’s a collection of the top ten announcing clips of 2011. (Awful Announcing)

Or, if you prefer your sports lists to be a little more funny/cringe-worthy, here are the top ten sports announcing gaffes of 2011. (Awful Announcing)

For even more laughs, check out Sports Pickle’s collection of the year in sports funny. (Sports Pickle)

Another full-motion sports list for you. It’s the best sports viral videos of the past twelve months. (Athlon Sports)

I can’t do a best of 2011 list without covering a little bit of hockey. It’s Wyshynski’s top ten fan moments of the year. (Puck Daddy)

Back to more random stuff, here are the top ten homes of 2011. (Twisted Sifter)

If you want a gaming list, you should check out this list of the year in sex in video games. (IGN)

Maybe you prefer more than sex in video games. if that’s the case, you might be interested in some of the more memorable moments in gaming this year. Spoilers ahead in this link. (Kotaku)

Speaking of techie things, here are the craziest Facebook stories of the past year. (BuzzFeed)

Not happy with this year-end list of lists type thing? Then you might be one of these 20 types of unhappy commenters on year-end lists. (NPR)

Today’s photo galleries are the collection of the best pictures of the year according to the Boston Globe’s Big Picture. (Part One, Part Two, Part Three)

Just for fun, here are the top ten table tennis shots of 2011. I struggle to make a basic shot (ask Jackie) and these guys are doing the nearly unimaginable.

And to close off, here’s a compilation of the best fails of 2011. Boy, there were a lot of epic fails during the year.

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