Yes, it's that time of year again. When everybody and their mother looks back at the year in sports and either shake our head in disgust or give a "hell yeah!" to a job well done.
RedEye is no different. We're recognizing the Chicago sports studs and duds of 2011 in an issue of RedEye next week. But first, we need a little help from our twisted, loyal readers.
Send your suggestions for the best and worst of Chicago sports via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter to @redeyesportsguy or just leave us a note on our Facebook page, facebook.com/redeyesports.
Nominations have already started to trickle in, including usual suspects such as Bulls star Derrick Rose, White Sox underachiever Adam Dunn, the Blackhawks trio of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp and Bears Matt Forte and Marion Barber.
When our list of nominations is complete, readers will vote for the studs and duds of 2011, crowning a winner and a loser.
Let 'er rip, sports fans.