The Fan's Year in Sports, 2012

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Britt Chester
For Peyton Manning's regular season debut on September 9, Broncos fans donned blue and orange and accessories to tailgate before the game. And it seems like it might have worked: The Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19. See more Broncos tailgating photos.
Often what goes on off the field is just as interesting as what's happening under the lights. Go back through tailgate parties, cheerleader try-outs, skateboarding events, championship parades, roller derby bouts, a little MMA and even a little flugtag with the fan's year in sports from across the country. Compiled from Voice Media Group alt-weeklies.