Thursday, September 27, 2001
Fill in the blank for MJ
When you hear the words "Michael Jordan," you immediately think of that familiar shaved head, the wagging tongue and the No. 23 Chicago Bulls jersey.
Well, when MJ returns to the court in 2001-02, he'll have the same chrome dome and the same overactive tongue, but he'll be wearing the unfamiliar duds of the Washington Wizards.
Just how strange will it be to see MJ in a Wizards jersey? That's for you to tell us.
In Page 2's new feature called "Drawing a Blank," we ask readers to complete a sentence about that week's hot topic in the sports world. Here's this week's sentence, followed by readers' suggestions for filling in the blank.
Seeing Jordan in a Wizards uniform will be the strangest site since ... ________________
... watching Barry Bonds be polite to anyone ... wait, that still hasn't happened yet.
Aaron P Maskery
... Harry Sinden opened his checkboo... oh, wait.
... seeing the Clippers in the NBA Finals ... oh, that hasn't happened yet? Sorry!
... Anna Kournikova raising the trophy ... wait, sorry, never mind.
... Jerry Krause's role in "Batman" as The Penguin.
... that time Dennis Rodman wore men's clothes.
... Dennis Rodman got married and wasn't wearing the dress!
... seeing Pamela Anderson with her clothes on.
... seeing Jerry Krause trying to give a waist-high hug to Tracy McGrady at the airport, trying to lure him to a decrepit Bulls team. It looked like one of the lollipop kids from the Wizard of Oz going insane and trying to wrestle the Scared Lion.
... Olympic Stadium in Montreal had a full house.
...the Redskins scored a touchdown.
... Cade McNown completed a pass.
... seeing Rich Kotite coach a football game successfully.
... seeing The Babe in pinstr ... I mean, since seeing Wade Boggs in pinstr ... ahem, I mean, since seeing Roger Clemens in pinstrip ... oh, forget it!
... Karl Malone's first game after Rogaine.
... seeing Shawn Kemp dunk a basketball instead of a doughnut.
... reaming that Gilbert Brown actually fit into his Packer uniform.
... seeing people pay to see "Kazaam."
... seeing Mark Madsen get "funky" on stage during the Lakers' championship celebration.
... the refs calling traveling.
... Jeff Van Gundy hugged Alonzo's ankle.
... seeing Tony Siragusa run after a golf ball.
... Michael Dukakis drove a tank.
... seeing a clean dress on Monica Lewinsky while at the White House.
... Trent Dilfer holding the Lombardi Trophy.
... Heinz Ketchup went green.
Valley Stream, N.Y.
... the first time I saw Madden's eight-legged turkey.
... Pat Boone donned airtight leather pants and matching vest (sans undershirt) to deliver a sparkling rendition of Alice Cooper's "No More Mr. Nice Guy."
... MC Hammer in his "gangsta rap" phase.
... sitting next to Danny Almonte in an 18-and-over bar.
... seeing Oliver from "The Brady Bunch" on "The Weakest Link."
... the day I turned on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," and a new, completely different Aunt Viv was on my TV screen.
... I first saw both peanut butter and jelly in the same jar.