There are only six shopping days left (counting today) before Christmas, and like a lot of sports fans, I am compelled to beg Santa Claus for a few things we desperately need in sports.
Now, most of the items on this gift list won't be delivered the next six days, but can't a guy dream?
Number one on my list: A playoff format for college football.
This one is not happening anytime soon, unfortunately. The "good ol boys" of college football are making too much money from the bowls.
A close second choice: A salary cap in baseball.
I used to think it was fine to let small-market teams fend for themselves, but the New York Yankees have changed my tune. The Yankees have turned into that little league team that has all the good players. Something has to give.
With this being the season for giving, how about some taking?
Please, Santa, take the following folks off the sports scene, and at the very least, leave a lump of coal under their trees on Christmas Eve.
Randy Moss - Minnesota is not far enough north; banish him to frozen wastelands, or at least get him out of domed stadiums.
Steve Spurrier - make him play Scrooge this season; it's not much of a stretch.
Nate Newton - he's interested in green, as long as it's smokable and not a Christmas tree.
Scott Boras - his penchant for green (as in greenbacks) has to end for baseball to continue.
Anyone affiliated with the BCS - send them to the big bowl, the one we can flush.
Jerry Jones - his America's team is now America's Most Wanted.
ABC Monday Night Football - get a clue; Eric Dickerson is beyond stupid.
Bill Walton and Tim McCarver - they make Dickerson look like Einstein.
Brigham Young University football fans, players, and coaches- quit whining and play somebody that's not a pigskin pushover.
Evander Holyfield - retire, please! Then invite Mike Tyson out to dinner.
Vijay Singh - classless cheat and a one-time Masters champion who should be teeing it up in Borneo.
Now this is just my short list, but I had to get some things off my chest.
Be on the lookout for more Christmas thought in Sunday's edition of the News-Times. You don't want to miss it.
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