Fail MaryA White Elephant gift exchange—also known as a Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa, Grinch Exchange, Chinese Grab Bag, etc.—is based on the Thai expression for something perceived to be valuable that ends up costing more than it is worth. You might open a box with winning lotto tickets or you might open a box full of tchotchke crap.

We all know the “Fail Mary” call that ended the replacement refs forgettable run, but the return of the regular refs was such a Trojan Horse it was far too obvious to make this list.

Beware: I think I hear something scratching in that 80-inch flat screen box...