|Sports night before Christmas|
By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Page 2
12 months later, life ain't going nearly as well.
If only this fall's BCS had last Jan's Clarett-y;
LeBronmania came mid-winter: "Unseld" never was so hot;
Scandals aplenty, the biggest was Sosa's "Cork-Gate";
On Harrick! On Eustachy! On Mizzou! On Price!
Who's juicin'? Who's cheatin'? New acronym: "THG";
See my point (and raise me?): Poker was the new NASCAR.
If you bet on Carmelo's talent, you did well on your bracket;
Awe-inspiring CPR: Bengals' Lewis, 'Boys' Parcells
On McNair! On Peyton! On Jamal! On Dante Hall!
Couple of the year: J-Lo and Ben? Trista and Ryan?
Some might say that Tiger went through a Major drought:
Its best October ever (long forgotten: Sammy's suspension)
Cubs and Red Sox' presence captivated the nation;
On Prior! On Pedro! (Ugh: Bartman! Ugh: Grady!)
Instead the mighty Yankees were to crush the thrifty Fish;
The Series drama overflowed into an equally crazy winter:
There are so many other sports topics which won't get mention.
To try to cover them all would surely beget short shrift.
Best wishes to all, this holiday season and next year:
Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "Daily Quickie" commentary appears every weekday morning.