30
Dec

Alright guys, its that time of year where I pump out all my Best of 2012 blogs. Should have started posting these last week but have been busy with much more important things… like fishing. Lets jump right into my best celebration and dejection photos of 2012.

Below, Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver (81) Justin Blackmon runs into the end zone to score a second quarter touchdown against the Stanford Cardinal in the 2012 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Nikon D3s, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

Dallas Mavericks center Ian Mahinmi screams in the huddle with teammates prior to the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is surrounded by hundreds of members of the media seconds after winning the Superbowl over the New England Patriots.

Nikon D3s, 14-24mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hoists the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates under nice skies after winning the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nikon D700, 24-70mm, 160iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

Crew members for NHRA pro stock driver Vincent Nobile celebrate a round win during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Nikon D4, 400mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority

NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr reacts after losing in the finals during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Nikon D700, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority

NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates with a can of Full Throttle after winning the Southern Nationals. Right after this shot he decided to give me a bath with the drink. On a 90 degree high humidity day I wont lie, it felt good…

Nikon D3s, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual

NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence celebrates with his crew after defeating Tony Schumacher in the finals to win the Southern Nationals for his first career pro win.

Nikon D3s, 24-70mm, 160iso, f4, 1/200th, Manual

Indy Lights driver Esteban Guerrieri celebrates after winning the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Nikon D800, 70-200mm, 200iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti celebrates with the milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The win marked Franchittis third Indy 500 victory.

Nikon D800, 70-200mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual

NHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders reacts in silence after winning her first career race at the Route 66 Nationals at Route 66 Raceway. The win was also the first victory by a female driver in the history of the class.

Nikon D800, 24-70mm, 25iso, f4.5, 1/250th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

UFC fighter Anderson Silva celebrates after defeating Chael Sonnen during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual

Hector Arana Sr reacts with frustration after his son, NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr broke during the semi finals of the Mile High Nationals near Denver, CO.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority

USA forward (14) Abby Wambach celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal in the first half against North Korea during the women’s preliminary round in the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford.

Nikon D4, 600mm, 1600iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Manual

USA boxer Dominic Breazeale dejectedly leaves the ring after losing to Russia boxer Magomed Omarov during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Nikon D800, 600mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual

Andy Murray (GBR) celebrates after defeating Australia in the mixed doubles quarterfinals during London 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon.

Nikon D4, 400mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority

Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan (USA) celebrate after defeating France during the men’s doubles gold medal match during London 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon.

Nikon D800, 400mm, 800iso, f3.5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

McKayla Maroney (USA) reacts on the podium after winning the silver medal in the vault competition at North Greenwich Arena in the London 2012 Olympic Games. This face would start a photoshopping frenzy with what would become known as McKayla and her “not impressed” face.

Nikon D4, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual

USA midfielder (15) Megan Rapinoe celebrates her goal in the second half against Canada in the semi finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

USA forward (13) Alex Morgan celebrates in the crowd with her parents after scoring the winning goal in extra time against Canada in the semi finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual

Canada midfielder Chelsea Stewart is consoled by a family member after losing in extra time to USA in the semi finals during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual

Spain guard Sergio Llull (12) reacts after making a shot during the men’s quarterfinal against France in the 2012 London Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual

Saeid Morad Abdvali (IRI) reacts after losing the match against Steeve Guenot following a coaches challenge that reversed the points he had won in the greco roman 66kg 1/4th final during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual

Robert Heffernan (IRL), left, cries as he is consoled by his coach after finishing fourth during the men’s 50km race walk in the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall.

Nikon D800, 70-200mm, 800iso, f4, 1/640th, Aperture Priority

NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning his 9th career US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Nikon D800, 14-24mm, 25iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon is doused with a cooler of ice water by his crew after winning his first career pro race at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Nikon D800, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f3.5, 1/160th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown goes in for a close up kiss of the ESPN camera after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Nikon D800, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

Arizona State Sun Devils defensive tackle (90) Will Sutton returns to the sidelines in the second half on crutches after suffering an injury in the first quarter against the Oregon Ducks at Sun Devil Stadium.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual

Detroit Pistons guard (3) Rodney Stuckey holds his ears as he walks past head coach Lawrence Frank in the second quarter against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual

NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps reacts as he walks from his car after losing the 2012 championship during the Auto Club Finals at at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nikon D800, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual

Ron Capps (right) cries as he embraces daughter Taylor after losing the 2012 championship by 2 points to teammate Jack Beckman.

Nikon D4, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon celebrates with a Full Throttle energy drink bath after winning the Auto Club Finals at at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nikon D800, 24-70mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/160th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown (right) reacts as wife Billie celebrates with the half million dollar championship check after winning the 2012 championship during the Auto Club Finals at at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Nikon D800, 24-70mm, 500iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual with SB-800 Flash

Allen Johnson, left, cries on stage with father Roy Johnson during the championship speech for Johnsons first career pro stock championship.

Nikon D800, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2012 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D4, 400mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski pours a glass of beer onto the crowd as celebrates after winning the 2012 championship following the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Nikon D4, 400mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual

Arizona Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott (right) celebrates with wide receiver Austin Hill after defeating the Nevada Wolf Pack in the 2012 New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium.

Nikon D800, 24-70mm, 500iso, f3.5, 1/1250th, Manual

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