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Making a List
Edited by Steve Wulf
December 23, 1991
Santa Claus is to town, and depending on how good a sports fan you've been this year, here are 10 new gift items he might bring you
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December 23, 1991

Making A List

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Santa Claus is to town, and depending on how good a sports fan you've been this year, here are 10 new gift items he might bring you

1. NFL Logo Gum. It comes in a 30-cent pack of peppermint gum or in 10-cent footballs of bubble gum in various team colors. (Mmm, mmm, black-and-silver Raider gum.)

2. "Taste my chicken and you'll say 'Say Hey.' " Willie Mays Grilled and Roasted Chicken at the Menlo Park Mall in Edison, N.]., offers gift certificates from $1.99 to $18.50.

3. Nerf Bow 'N Arrow. This toy is the hottest item of the season. The Nerf ball has certainly come a long way. In fact, these foam arrows can travel as far as 35 feet. $30.

4. Joe Montana II Sports Talk Football. A video game, for the Sega Genesis system, in which you select the opponent, playing surface and weather. The game also provides a sports-caster who can spout more than 200 phrases (or 50 more than Frank Gifford). $59.95.

5. Electro-Bowl. This 7-foot alley offers electronic scoring and sound effects. But there are no pins (just while dots), no gutters and no red-and-black shoes with numbers on the heel. $70.

6. World Wrestling Federation Hockey. Hulk Hogan, Sgt. Slaughter et al. lend their own brand of mayhem to traditional tabletop hockey. Two minutes for eye-gouging. $99.

7. Nolan Ryan's Strike Zone Baseball. You throw mushy balls to the plate (left), and the computer announces the result. Tim batter moans if you bean him. After trying the game, we renamed it Matt Young's Losing the Strike Zone. $110.

8. Golf Car Ride In. This cart features a sun roof, dashboard, steering wheel, adjustable mirror, golf bag, clubs, balls and flags. For pros from two to four years old. $185.

9. The Palm Springs Open. A Compact Disc Interactive golf game designed by ABC Sports. The $800 price tag includes a Phillips CD-I player.

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