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2012 was a big year for athletes appearing on the little screen. Below are notes and grades for these 25 guest turns:

Robert Griffin III, The League: This is a good reminder that, earlier this year, RGIII was the sort of guy whom comedian Nick Kroll could get to say, "I think Pete Top/Kevin Bottom can definitely win the Shiva Bowl." Nowadays, Nick Kroll couldn't get within 100 feet of RGIII. B.

Ryan Lochte, 30 Rock: Lochte may or may not be an asshole, but he was born to play the part of a sex idiot. A.

Amar'e Stoudemire, The Mindy Project: Like Mike D'Antoni before him, Tommy Dewey of The Mindy Project is just another white dude who won't let Stoudemire play his game the way it was meant to be played. C.

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