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<a href="http://www.brooksrunning.com" target="_blank">Brooks Pure Connect</a>- Super-light barefoot-style shoes can leave overpronators (translation: those of us who over-roll our feet when they smack the ground) aching for a cozy cushion. The split toes on the 7.2 oz. Brooks Pure Connect runners add overpronation-overcoming stability, without padding on the pounds.
$90

<a href="http://www.msrcorp.com" target="_blank">MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes</a>- Snowshoes or no shoes, if you step into a patch of soft slush, you’re likely to sink like MySpace’s traffic. The MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes have optional flotation tails that keep you afloat, even on perilous powder.
$270

<a href="http://www.brooklyncruiser.com" target="_blank">Brooklyn Cruiser</a>- Yeah, we love drooling over $8,000 carbon-fiber, nano-infused bikes as much as anybody. But honestly, most of the time you just want a reliable ride that’ll get you where you’re going without turning you into a Dateline-esque target of temptation for criminals. That’s why we’re loving the Huffy- cheap, crazy-comfy Brooklyn Cruiser. Think of it as the lazy man’s ride—not only is it shipped to your door 90 percent assem¬bled, but it also does away with that gear-changing cable bikers love to hate (the shifting mech¬anism is built into the pedals).
$500

<a href="http://www.polkaudio.com" target="_blank">Polk Audio UltraFit 3000</a>- Sports headphones are designed to withstand the sort of sweat and abuse that would make your everyday buds weep. But that durability comes at a price—lo-fi sports ’phones can make Kanye sound like karaoke. The Polk Audio UltraFit 3000 in-ear-canal headphones are the rare pair that feature decent-sounding decibels. In other words: You won’t want to leave these in the locker room.
$100

<a href="http://www.mfgbysc.com" target="_blank">Santa Cruz Homer</a>- Woo-hoo! Finally, a skateboard crafted in the graven image of Springfield’s finest nuclear-safety inspector. The superwide Santa Cruz Homer sports dual pics of the yellow one—a buttoned-up professional Homer on top and a party-time one on bottom (no tie!). Transparent sprayed-on grip tape lets the eye candy pop. Mmmm, sprayed-on grip tape.
$145

<a href="http://www.wildernesssystems.com" target="_blank">Wilderness Systems Ride 115</a>- Get off your ass! Stand-up paddling is seriously relaxing and a seriously great workout. Problem is, the balance needed to keep you from face-flopping usually requires a mega-long board or kayak. The Wilderness Systems Ride 115 is the first sub-12-foot kayak that’s safe for stand-up paddling. More portability! Less wasted garage space!
$849

<a href="http://www.wavejet.com" target="_blank">Motored Board</a>- Surfing is awesome. Wading out to far-off waves? Not so much. The WaveJet short board saves your energy for things that really matter (like mid-trick cowabunga hands!). The secret: a battery-powered motor that effortlessly scoots would-be Spicolis out to the heavies. After all, you can’t slay a giant if you can’t get to it first.
$4,500

<a href="http://www.unique-sports.com/products/goalsetter-rolback-net" target="_blank">Unique Sports Rolback Net</a>- The Rolback Net is designed for the lazy kid who doesn’t have a lot of friends (or the lazy kid who does have a lot of friends, but who are all equally lazy and not inclined to chase stray balls). If your social anxiety prevents you from joining the team, the rolback allows you to entertain yourself for hours in the driveway in ways that don’t involve sucking fumes from the tailpipe through a hose.
$159

<a href="http://www.roadid.com/" target="_blank">Road Shoe I.D. Pouch</a>- The Road I.D. shoe pouch is for the runner who wants to lose weight, but not their valuables, during their jog. Keep your keys, driver’s license, spare change and maybe even a joint in this handy compartment that attaches to your shoelaces, then wonder why your keys, driver’s license, spare change and maybe even your joint all seem to have a slight fungal infection that smells faintly of cheddar.
$20

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sports-Illustrated-Baseball-Book-Expanded/dp/1603202080/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317331573&sr=1-5" target="_blank">Sports Illustrated The Baseball Book Expanded Edition</a>- In the continuing saga of Sports Illustrated’s excellent sports books, the leaders in sports journalism present an extended play of The Baseball Book from 2006. This new 326-page edition is a revision of the original and brings the first book – a New York Times best-seller – up to date. It even includes that time you managed not to throw up after eating a ballpark hot dog, probably (it doesn’t).
$29.99

<a href="http://shop.nhl.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=12181210&ab=CMS_HP_US_DSpot1_OutdoorHomeAccessories_092511&pg=5" target="_blank">NHL Lawn Gnome</a>- They say hockey is a niche sport and that being so, it can be lonely for the fan whose friends aren’t into puck. Well, for $49.99, you can get a genuine NHL lawn gnome perfect for planting down next to your inflatable chair during tailgating. It’s like having a friend that you don’t really have! A short-and-indefinably-creepy friend who somehow still manages to be staring at you even after you turn him to face the wall.
$49.99

<a href="http://www.modells.com/search/index.jsp?origkw=neon&sr=1&s=D-StorePrice-MOD&kwCatId=&kw=neon&view=all&s=D-StorePrice-MOD" target="_blank">Neon Sports Sign</a>- For years, man has obsessed over the classic neon sports sign while women have failed to understand that obsession. If your apartment doesn’t scream “hopeless bachelor” already, this trinket will certainly do the trick! Best part, it's available in every team imaginable. Alternatively, have Nickelback blaring from the windows while you sit on the front lawn in your underpants, eating macaroni out of a can. That’ll do the trick.
$439.99

<a href="http://shop.mlb.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=12176071&cp=&view=all" target="_blank">Pangea Panini Press</a>- Nothing screams “Psycho Super-Fan” like a sports franchise crested sandwich (or kidnapping Nick Mangold). For that specific reason, Pangea and Major League Baseball have paired to create a Panini press with the obsessed in mind. This should be considered a creative alternative to getting a sports logo tattoo! It should also be considered a murder weapon in the wrong hands.
$59.99

2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Sports