Well, it’s the morning of Christmas eve and, while it’s too late to write Santa, I do have a few Christmas wishes related to sport. This Christmas, I wish:
…For two new hamstrings to be left in my Xmas stocking. My old ones are broken.
…That NFL quarterback great, Brett Favre, would finally admit that his name should be pronounced “Favréy” not “Farve.”
…That they’d get rid of the offside rule in soccer. There are only a couple of goals in most games. Why not live a little?
…That NHL hockey players would stop the tradition of not shaving during the playoffs. Between facial scars and lack of teeth, they don’t need a scruffy beard to look mean and ugly.
…They’d let 400m runners cut in after the first turn. And a three-turn stagger in 4 x 400 relays is ridiculous. Heck, nobody knows who’s in first until most of the race is over.
…That my personal fast break skills were once again, actually…, well, fast.
…That synchronized swimmers will finally find an alternative to the nose clip. Nose clips are not a good look for a cosmetic sport. Nostril corks would be better.
…That golf courses be forced to allow two hours per day for walking, jogging, picnicking…and cross-country running practices! All that nice grass is too nice to use only for golf
…That NBA referees finally start to call their millionaire players for traveling. It’s one of the first rules you teach a beginner, and if a 10 year old isn’t allowed to travel, neither should the pros.
…For a no-spitting rule in baseball. Heck, other players may have to slide on the that stuff.
…That we could all settle our differences with balls, not bombs.
…A happy holiday season to you and yours.
Dick Moss, Editor,
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