With only seven more days left in 2011, it's time to look ahead to 2012:
Kim Kardashian buys Los Angeles Dodgers and immediately begins dating an infielder, two relievers and one starting pitcher.
Vanderbilt releases its 2011 football highlight DVD, comprised solely of its regulation-game tie with Tennessee.
Quarterback Tim Tebow fails to complete a pass but runs for two touchdowns and drop-kicks game-winning field in last regular-season game as Denver Broncos make playoffs.
In his first charitable venture since retiring, Manning signs on as an offensive consultant for University of Tennessee football.
Khloe Kardashian announces plans to downsize.
ESPN forms a new network, ESPNO, with the intent of televising obscure sports.
Albert Haynesworth named new president of Ndamukong Suh fan club.
Washington State changes its team name to Pirates.
ESPNO signs contract with the University of Memphis, agreeing to televise four of the Tigers' football games for each of the next three seasons.
Manning offers interest-free loans to NBA players who suffered financial hardships during the lockout.
Former UT athletic director Mike Hamilton tweets, "Looking forward to tennis season" after Kentucky beats UT by 50 points in SEC tournament.
Khloe Kardashian divorces power forward Lamar Odom and hooks up with San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker.
Survey shows that 986 of 1,011 NFL analysts agree Tebow is incapable of playing quarterback in the NFL.
UT wins SEC baseball game.
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington reveals in new book, "Dugout Diet," how to lose weight while watching baseball.
ESPNO documentary "Strike" takes viewers behind the scenes of Vanderbilt's bowling dynasty.
Boston Red Sox players file grievance with the Major League Baseball Players Association after manager disallows open bar in dugout.
Manning helps clothe five NBA small forwards after cleaning out his closets.
Survey shows that 734 of 1,011 NFL analysts agree Tebow should be banned from the NFL for "bastardizing" the game.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer faints on sideline after Braxton Miller completes only three passes in spring game.
UT athletic director Dave Hart converts conference room into a "Roll Tide" lounge so former Alabama administrators on staff can rehash their glory days in T-Town.
Natalie Portman lands leading role in ESPNO movie, "Dark Dancer," which depicts the troubled life of a former UT cheerleader obsessed with making it big in competitive clogging.
As television rating plummet, NASCAR announces it will implement rules changes to make the rest of the season more exciting and fan friendly.
Jerry Sandusky's first day in prison doesn't go well.
Texas A&M coaches and administrators show their school spirit by singing the "Aggie War Hym" on the opening night of the SEC spring meetings.
Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel shows his school spirit by closing down the hotel bar.
Penn State bestows honorary degree on Denny McLain.
NASCAR requires all cars to be equipped with gun racks.
Penn State bestows honorary degree on Art Schlichter.
Mexico City University and Concordia University of Montreal join Big East for football only.
President Obama announces he will not seek re-election.
NASCAR requires all drivers to wear eye patch.
Surgeon replaces Smokey's damaged knee ligament with the ligament from a greyhound cadaver.
UT coach Derek Dooley announces three-punter rotation for the opening game against N.C. State.
President Obama signs a three-year deal with TNT as an analyst for NBA basketball.
Tony Stewart wins and two other drivers finish at Pocono.
The University of Melbourne (Australia) joins Big East for tennis only.
Smokey rolls over and plays dead after being clocked at 38 miles per hour while running through the "T" in Vols' home opener.
Florida coach Will Muschamp bites an official in fourth quarter of loss to UT.
Due to popular demand, UT band repeats its "Wizard of Oz" halftime from 2010.
Charles Barkley says he will run for President in 2016.
Kelley Washington named president of Da'Rick Rogers fan club.
The University of Cape Town (South Africa) joins the Big East for golf only.
Tennessee rushes for more than 100 yards in a single game.
SEC official returns to work after rabies test is negative.
Ndamukong Suh rips off helmet and right ear of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Penn State bestows honorary degree on Tonya Harding.
Meyer hospitalized after loss to Wisconsin.
Big East announces its 2013 conference football championship will be played in Seoul, South Korea.
No one injured when North end zone stands collapse during fourth quarter of UT-Troy State game at Neyland Stadium.
NFL Roger Goodell says league will take serious action to curb on-the-field violence.
Tennessee fans tear down goal posts at Vanderbilt Stadium after come-from-behind victory over the Commodores.
Following injuries to two quarterbacks, Kentucky moves defensive tackle Mister Cobble to quarterback and upsets UT with 300-pound rushing attack.
Meyer tells ABC sideline reporter how important family time is after Buckeyes fall 10 points behind Michigan at halftime.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier points out that you can't spell Music City Bowl without a "u" and a "t" after Vols qualify for a trip to Nashville.
NFL announces an immediate two-game suspension for anyone who removes a body part of an opposing player during a game.
ESPNO announces plans to televise 2013 Big East football championship game.
Penn State bestows honorary degree on O.J. Simpson.