Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Gifts for sports lovers

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From the November 22, 2012 edition

ESPN Full Court, $109 (suggested)

Buy it: espn.go.com/ncb/fullcourt

Delight the hoops fanatic in your life with access to about 30 college basketball games a week all season long. The only down side is you might not see that person much anymore. Note: Early bird prices are available through Nov. 24.

Ron Shandler’s 2013 Baseball Forecaster and Encyclopedia of Analytics, $25.95

Buy it: bn.com

Fantasy sports have never been bigger, but Shandler has been breaking down the game within the game since 1986, when rotisserie leagues were just a niche concern.

Columbus Crew season tickets, $279+

Buy it: thecrew.com

When the team and its fans find that crackling synchronicity, there’s no better entertainment value in town than Crew soccer. At the moment, you can snag a full 18-game package for less than $300.

Ohio State apparel, $15+

Buy it: Buckeye Corner

Various locations

buckeyecorner.com

In Columbus, you almost can’t go wrong with Buckeye swag.