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BIGGEST LOSERS

The disappointments and embarrassments of the year
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WITH THE AMERICAN men among the handful of surprising teams that failed to qualify for next summer's World Cup (among the others: Italy, the Netherlands and Chile) the U.S. Soccer Federation is reportedly thinking about hosting its own tournament for nonqualifiers—like an NIT for soccer, the FIFA World Flops. It's not a great idea, but it did inspire this: our 2017 Tournament of Chumps.

CONNOR MCDAVID'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME

Canadians are supposed to be funny; this gag was panned on both sides of the border—and the aisle.

No roundup of losers would be complete without them; they can't even win this made-up bracket.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

CLAY TRAVIS

The talk radio blatherer said on CNN one of his core beliefs is "boobs," which makes sense given that he is one.

The Ole Miss coach resigned in July after it was revealed he shares Travis's affinity, repeatedly calling a female escort service.

HUGH FREEZE

WINNER

YULI GURRIEL

His slant-eye gesture at Yu Darvish was the biggest facepalm moment of the World Series.

Finally, the ex-Louisville coach's cockroachlike survivability took a hit.

RICK PITINO

U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM

I ... I believe ... I believe that ... I believe that we will ... Ah, nevermind. See you in Qatar?

Note to @KDTrey5: Always check that you're not on the troll account you keep insisting you never had.

KEVIN DURANT'S SOCIAL MEDIA OOPS

THEY SAID IT

"WE DON'T PRACTICE A LOT OF FIVE-ON-THREE OFFENSE, SO THAT ONE'S ON ME."

Richard Pitino

Minnesota coach, on the end of an 89--84 win over Alabama, during which the Gophers nearly gave up a 15-point lead despite a two-man advantage after the ejection of the Tide's bench, a foul-out and an injury.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

A livestream of the tarmac at University Air Center in Gainesville attracted hundreds of Florida fans who hoped to gain intel on the Gators' coaching search by monitoring the school plane.