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?

Austin American-Statesman - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

DON TATE II / AMER­I­CAN-STATES­MAN

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