Our staff tackles the things they’d miss if the world of sports were to end.
Our last day to celebrate the sports we love?
It’s Dec. 20, 2012 — or the day before the end of the Mayan calendar. End of the world? Probably not.
But let’s, for the sake of discussion, assume they were right, and that we have, oh, 24 more hours or so to live, laugh, love and remember.
Your Sports staff from the American-Statesman pooled their collective memories, highs and lows, and general life takeaways from years and years spent not only as sports jour- nalists, but also as sports fans.
Do you believe in miracles? Yep, and that one hockey game (and subsequent TV moment) made our list.
Longhorns vs. Aggies? For sure. Texas-USC? Absolutely.
Our favorite sports movies made our list. As did things we wish we could have done, games we wish we could have seen, events we wish we could have covered. Specific items — from Tom Landry’s hat to a pair of Air Jordans to Bill Belichick’s cut-off hoodie — that we’d like to see in a sports time capsule. And our advice to the next civi- lization of sports fans.
Sports connects us. We love our teams. We can hate others. We swell with pride every two years, come Olympics time, when we suddenly become enthusiasts of figure skating and gymnastics, track and field and downhill skiing. Our falls are for football, our springs for basketball, our summers for baseball. Wins and losses, rises and falls, moments and memories.
Share ours, both on Page C8 and online, at statesman.com.
Not even the Mayans can take them away. At least for one more day, anyway.