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The Year in Pictures - Sports: Outtakes

I wish this image had made it into the slideshow. I love the facial expressions, and the tension you feel seeing that the coach is not even a second away from feeling cold, fizzy champagne hit his head and drip down his collar. I almost hunch my shoulders in anticipation when I see it. To me, photographer Erik Lesser captured a great moment by shooting a frame that is just a split-second removed from the usual locker room celebration shot we see.

Check out the slideshow to see if we made the right choice in excluding it.