There was a time when sports and politics rarely mixed, but that all changed in 2017. FHM's Nick Dimengo joins Cheddar with a look back at the biggest trends and stories from the year in sports. The senior editor breaks down the biggest headlines, from the NFL's kneeling controversy to the Golden State Warriors' feud with President Trump.

The anthem protests weren't the NFL's only sore spot this year. Dimengo also details the slew of high-profile injuries that took the league's biggest stars out of commission. We consider whether football's struggles represent an opportunity for the NBA to become America's most popular league.

Finally, we share our predictions for 2018 in sports. Dimengo says Washington Nationals' star Bryce Harper will be next year's biggest winner, while USA Soccer will be its biggest loser. Finally, we share our picks for which teams will come out on top in the next 2018.