Barcelona’s Lionel Messi won his record fourth-straight Ballon d’Or, the FIFA award for the world’s best soccer player. There was some debate, given his lack of silverware for club and country, though it is rather hard to talk down 91 goals in 69 appearances during 2012. His achievement was overshadowed by his polka-dot tuxedo jacket, which was dazzling.
And put a nail in the Panthers’ coffin.
“When Cortez reached the New World, he burned his boats to encourage his men.” – Randal, Clerks: The Animated Series
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It’s October! One of the top three months of the year! November is 1st, then March, then October.
Not Ned Yost’s finest hour.