I know there are a ton of them out there and probably way better than the two I am going to mention.
Jeremy Lin: February of 2012 when Linsanity was born. That run Lin had was unbelievable
Tim Tebow: November 2011 to January 2012 goes down as of the best theatrical stories ever. Take him or leave him that was some good @@@T
I think whats so good about those two as both of them in terms of professional players are just bit players. Heck Tebow don't even play anymore, unless you count the Mets banking on his name filling out minor league parks.