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5 Christmas Wishes for Santa: Sports Edition

Dear Santa:

With my 30th birthday coming up in a few short days & Christmas immediately following  just 2 days later, enclosed is a list of what I feel I should receive for being on the “nice list”.  They are as follows:

5.  More Blake Griffin

You don’t necessarily have to watch a whole Clippers game, but from time to time during your free moments of channel surfing stop and spend a few minutes and check out what this kid is doing on the court.  I know, Clippers games are not always televised in all markets and even in the Los Angeles viewing area their games are probably behind the Lakers and Kings respectively.  Nonetheless, in his young NBA career, his highlights are still awesome.

4.  Less Brett Favre

Has this guy done anything positive this year on or off the grid iron?  From former head coach Brad Childress sending a committee of players (Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson, and Ryan Longwell), to Favre sending explicit photos of himself to Jenn Sterger, to his 297 consecutive games streak coming to an abrupt halt due to a shoulder injury.  Add that string of  headlines to the fact that the Minnesota Vikings have had a dismal year and you get one hall-of-shame worthy year for Mr. Favre.  Pull up your Wranglers and have a seat.

3.  More streaking by the UConn Lady Huskies

These are the kind of streaks that sports fans should want to see, not the kind where some drunk loser ditches his clothes and sprints across the soccer pitch.

2.  Less sports related reality shows on VH1

I couldn’t be any less interested in Chad Johnson’s…err…Ochocinco’s love life, nor am I interested in what the wives/ex-wives/girlfriends of Michael Olowokandi, Eric Williams, or Kenny Anderson are doing in their day-to-day activities.  The T.O. show should be sent to the trash bin as well.  Note to VH1:  For your next “wives” reality show see if you can arrange for Tiger’s, Kobe’s, and Favre’s currents/ex’s to appear…or their mistresses.

1.  More Black Mamba vs. King James

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I am a bit overly anxious for this game to take place on Christmas Day.  But c’mon, it’s Kobe vs. LeBron.  We’ve all heard the debates as to who is better, if not engaged in some sort of competitive banter about the two superstars ourselves.  Somewhere in between the presents opening and the devouring of Christmas dinner, someone on Facebook or some other social networking site will spark the debate via post.  That said, I’m going to go ahead and get it out my system early. Who’s better: Kobe or LeBron?

One Comment

  1. I’d like to add “Fewer Superfluous college bowl games” to this list. Last night had the “Beef O’Brady’s Bowl.” What the hell is that? Beef O’Brady’s Bowl sounds like a brand of soup made especially for people happy to be overweight. “Try the new Beef O’Brady’s Cheesesteak Soup. Now with less vegetables!”

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