So then, Bradley Wiggins. Wiggo.
Last Sunday night he was crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year – remarkably becoming the third cyclist to do so in the past five years.
Wiggo’s award tops off what has to be the greatest year for British sport ever.
The six or so months that started with Chelsea lifting the Champions League trophy and ended with a historic series win for England’s cricket team in India have been simply magical.
How can you pick just one highlight?
For me that famous ‘super Saturday’ during the Olympics has to come close.
I had a long drive down to Reading that evening and during the three hours I was on the road, Jessica Ennis, Greg Rutherford and, of course, Mo Farrah had all won gold.
Fabulous. Then there was Murray’s Olympic title the day after, Nicola Adams’ infectious smile in the boxing, and that one random day that I became a fan of clay pigeon shooting.
There’s been a lot of doom and gloom in the news this year. Some real lows locally, nationally and internationally.
The sport that has delighted us may not have made the most important headlines, but it has helped to cheer us up through tough times.
Let’s hope that there’s more to come in 2013. Will the Poppies finally get the piece of good news that they’ve been waiting for?
Will AFC Rushden & Diamonds muster another 9-0 away win? Will Corby make it to the BSB Premier?
As long as the Mayans are proved wrong, we’ll find out soon enough!