?Buon anno for Italian-American athletes ( John Franco, Tony Granato, Dan Marino, Vinny Del Negro, Mark Calcavecchia, et al.) in the quincentennial of Columbus's discovery of the New World.
?The collapse of the baseball card market. Those cards are meant for topsies, farsies and knocksies, not investies.
?The number 1-900-TOM-KITE. ("Press 1 if you want to hear about Tom's new glasses; press 2 if you want to hear about his short game....")
?More of Bob Costas.
?The discovery in Soviet forests of stands of timber identical to the white ash used for wooden baseball bats. The Leningrad Slugger would give assurance that the crack of wood will not be replaced by the ping of aluminum.
?Mandatory headgear for boxers and a 10-round limit for all fights. Then, I wouldn't have to ask for...
?A fighter with the horse sense of Secretariat.
?The virtual disappearance of the hockey fight. Until then, an equal-time provision that requires any TV sports program that shows a goon punching a player (whose sweater is pulled over his head) to also show a clip of a Gretzky goal or pass.
?Less talk about how much money athletes make. Hey, if the St. Louis Cardinals want to give Bryn Smith almost two million dollars a year, that's their madness.
?The elimination of the adjective "articulate" as it is so often applied to black athletes, coaches and executives. When someone says of a black person, "Gee, he's articulate," he's really saying, "I'm surprised someone that guy's color talks that well."