There were, in the past year, some memorable moments in sport that might better have been forgotten. Ignoble, uninspiring, never uplifting, they nonetheless lent a pleasantly jarring note of spice to the sport year:
Notre Dame kicked a field goal after the game was over to beat Syracuse.
An Archie Moore fight in Montreal was called off for the unhappy but refreshing reason that nobody seemed likely to show up to watch it.
Stu Miller got blown oft" the pitcher's mound in Candlestick Park in San Francisco during the first All-Star Game.
In his big-league debut Rookie Pitcher Sam McDowell of Cleveland broke two ribs making a pitch.
Discus Thrower Jay Silvester smashed the world record by 13 feet and became the first man ever to throw the discus more than 200 feet, only to have the record disallowed because the field tilted downhill.
Manager Paul Richards of the Baltimore Orioles tripped over the top step of the dugout during a game and fell flat on his face.
On the Pali in Oahu, Hawaii, small-car warnings were posted along the road when the winds coming in off the Pacific got too gusty.
A $30,000 oceangoing yacht sank in four feet of water 50 yards from shore during the Mazatl�n race.
After the Houston Oilers beat the San Diego Chargers in the American Fool-ball League championship playoff, a disgruntled Charger player sat on a referee.