As far as sports are concerned, all I watched was Purdue hold off Western Michigan in the Pizza Bowl. Purdue took a quarter to get going, then spent the second and third quarters blowing out the Broncos, and then held on for dear life during the fourth quarter as WMU tried to rally back. It all worked out, though, and Purdue can count themselves as bowl champions again. Hopefully next year it's on to a better bowl, but I won't hold my breath.
So, to sign off for 2011, I'll say that it's actually been a pretty disappointing year for my teams, but the sporting world as a whole has been good. Here's to looking forward to 2012, where I've already given up on the Cubs. I'm willing to be surprised, though. And for your viewing pleasure, here are a couple videos of Jonathan Toews* and Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks as kids.
*I can now count myself as the owner of a Jonathan Toews jersey, thanks to my wonderful in-laws.