I’m a big fan of spring, summer and fall… winter, not so much. But the best season by far, as a sports fan, is bowl season… as in college football bowl games.
Starting Thursday, Dec 20th, there will be 32 games played over the course of 19 days, starting with Utah vs Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl, and culminating with LSU vs Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game. During that time, there will be at least one game every day except for Dec 24th and 25th, and Jan 4th (when the college teams take a little break for some league called the NFL). There are three games on Dec 22nd, three on Dec 28th, three on Dec 29th and six on both Dec 31st and Jan 1st!!!
It’s pretty much as good as it gets for a college football fan. Of course, I wish there was an eight-team playoff to decide the National Champion, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.
Speaking of wishes, make sure and email me your Christmas sports wishes at email@example.com and I’ll read them on Friday’s show. Here are some other wishes I have as a sports fan:
I wish MLB players named in the Mitchell Report would stop saying, “I took steroids or HGH to combat an injury, and I only did it that one time.”
I wish Roger Clemens would stop speaking through lawyers.
I wish the NY Jets would win a Super Bowl in my lifetime (I wasn’t born when they won in 1969).
I wish the NY Mets would trade for a top flight pitcher.
I wish owners in sports cared more about their teams than their wallets.
And if you’re not sure your wishes can come true, just remember, I wished that Lloyd Carr would either resign or be fired as football coach for my alma mater, the University of Michigan, and it happened.
THERE IT IS!