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It's time to vote for the Chicago sports Stud and Dud of the Year! Last year CM Punk and Adam Dunn were our winners. Well, one of them looked like a winner, anyway.
Thanks for your help choosing the nominees. Here's who made the final cut for our polls. Voting closes Dec. 25 for both polls.
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Matt Grevers: The Lake Forest native won the 100-meter backstroke and helped Michael Phelps win gold in the 400 medley relay in London. He surprised his girlfriend by proposing in the middle of a medal ceremony earlier this year, too.
Joakim Noah: Coming off a year in which he almost averaged a double-double in points and rebounds, the Bulls center is playing like an All-Star shoe-in in 2012-13.
C.M. Punk: The defending Stud of the Year is still the WWE champ.
Alex Rios: The White Sox outfielder rebounded from a terrible 2011 with a .304 average, 25 homers, 91 RBIs and 23 stolen bases. Plus he's easy on the eyes. Or so we hear.
Brandon Marshall: If it weren't for this outstanding receiver and his 1,400 yards and 11 touchdowns, the Bears would be REALLY screwed right now.
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The NHL: This god-awful lockout pretty much speaks for itself. What a nightmare.
The Cubs: When a team has 101 losses, there's plenty of blame to go around.
Carlos Boozer: Ah, the player Bulls fans love to hate. It probably has something to do with the fact that coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't trust his defense enough to play him in the fourth quarter most games.
The Bears offense (except for Brandon Marshall): To a man, everyone's underperformed. Players. Coaches. Ball boys. With few exceptions, this unit has been a disaster.
Philip Humber: Oh, the White Sox pitcher set the bar so high with his perfect game in April. But then he fell apart, ending up with a 6.44 ERA in 26 games. Ouch.
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