Gettin' random with it
My wide-ranging list-ical take on the world of sports
Posted: Monday October 1, 2007 6:57PM; Updated: Monday October 1, 2007 7:03PM
Favorite sports event I've attended: 1995 Final Four -- UCLA's championship in Seattle
Most exciting sports event I've attended: Game 6 of the 2002 World Series -- Angels vs. Giants
Most depressing sports event I've attended: Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals 1993 L.A. Kings -- Montreal Canadiens [the game after Marty McSorley got caught with an illegal stick and the series momentum changed. Kings lost this one, 4-3, and fell into a 2-1 hole on the way to a 4-1 series loss.]
Events I'd like to attend: U.S. Open (tennis), the championship game of a 4-team collage football playoff, an L.A. Kings Stanley Cup clincher. (I know...)
Best sporting adventure: Taking the red eye to JFK, a hopper to Buffalo, renting a wreck and driving to Toronto for Game 3 of the Western Conference finals between the Maple Leafs and Kings in 1993.
A good day in sports: Any day that UCLA beats USC
Who I like: David Robinson, Charles Barkley, Jerry West, Hank Aaron, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Peyton Manning, Derek Fisher, Mike Scioscia, David Eckstein, Vlad Guerrero, Steve Nash, Barry Sanders, Pat Tillman, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Carl Lewis's National Anthem attempt, Kenny Smith, Jamaal Wilkes, Kurt Rambis, Aaron Affalo, A.C. Green, Andre Agassi, Tiger Woods, John Stockton, Rick Monday, Orel Hershiser, Karch Kiraly, Steffi Graf, Pete Sampras, Brandi Chastain, Mia Hamm, and almost every player in the National Hockey League.
Who I most admire in sports: John Wooden
Sport with the best athletes: Basketball
Toughest sport: Olympic wrestling
Sport with hottest groupies: Not hockey...
Most annoying and embarrassing sportsmen: Diving soccer players
Most annoying and embarrassing sports trend: Pro athletes who rap.
Worst thing about sports: Performance enhancing drugs
Sport that broke my heart: Cycling (the Tour de France)
Sport that saves my heart: Little League Baseball
Sport in most need of radical marketing change: Hockey
Sports going backwards: Pro basketball, pro baseball, tennis, Olympics
Sports going forwards: College basketball, colege football, golf
Sports on the bubble: NFL, NASCAR
Sports that are irrelevant here in the U.S.:: Soccer, boxing, track & field (to my regret)
Sport that is no longer a sport: Cycling,
Sports I don't want my son to watch: Men's soccer, cycling, Ultimate Fighting
Cool underground sports: Surfing, volleyball, archery, water polo
A sport I do not get: Cricket
Not a sport: Poker
Best game that is not a sport: Chess
A quasi-sport they should bring back: Roller derby