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The Sound of Musing
Steve Rushin
October 07, 2002
To be sung to the tune of My Favorite Things, from The Sound of Music:
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October 07, 2002

The Sound Of Musing

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Fredbird (who's red-furred) and Redford (as Roy Hobbs),
JoePa, whose own pants are squarer than SpongeBob's.
Flattops with hightops (Unitas, Yao Ming),
These are a few of my favorite things.

Indy champs pounding cold milk down their gullets,
Sport's most persistent and breathtaking mullets:
Big Unit's, Gastineau's, Billie Jean King's,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Jet Skis and Gretzky (they're both great on water),
Enos and Sergeant, my two favorite Slaughters.
Sampras, between serves, surveying his strings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the Cubs reek,
Sail up s—- creek,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Shell-toed Adidas with wide, untied laces,
Twin Torii Hunter, a man-child in braces.
Bird bearing Boston on gossamer wings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Tennisy Williamses... Venus, Serena,
Cowbells, like death knells, at Arco Arena.
Dynasties (Lakers and Yankees and Ming),
These are a few of my favorite things.

Minor league hockey towns (Moose Jaw and Kitchener),
Warm summer days that are longer than Michener.
Scalpers (when busted in federal stings),
These are a few of my favorite things.

When my cable's
Been disabled,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

British announcers, all "Lovely!" and "Splendid!"
Randy Moss having his license suspended.
Breaking in new mitts beneath mattress springs,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Old flicks of old Knicks, when Willis Reed limped out,
Bradley was preppy and Frazier was pimped-out.
Draftees on TV right when the phone rings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

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