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Top 10 things in Sports you wish were still around.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Thought of this when we had a couple of Top 10s in recent weeks. Here's mine.

    1. Baseball doubleheaders
    2. A college football season that ended on New Year's Day.
    3. That classic "two-bar" football helmet (even better, the one-bar Joe Theisman special).
    4. Pro basketball without sound-effects, fireworks and streamers after regular season games.
    5. Fat umpires (with the old big chest protector they had to hold on to).
    6. The College All-Stars vs. the defending Super Bowl champs game (also the Hula Bowl and Blue/Gray game)
    7. Alcoa "Fantastic Finishes."
    8. Howard Cosell's Halftime Highlights on Monday Night Football.
    9. Stickum and actual eyeblack
    10. Players who spend their careers with a single team.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    1) Pete Sampras
    2) Steffi Graf
    3) Andre Agassi
    4) Jim Courier
    5) Michael Chang
    6) Tennis on USA
    7) Lindsay Davenport
    8) A working shoulder on the Ice Queen
    9) Christi Evert
    10) Martina Navratilova

    And that's just tennis!
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    1. Newspapers to report on sports.
    2-10, Anything else as long as No. 1 exists.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Alcoa Fantastic Finishes...damn, I loved those. Every Sunday afternoon during the 4 pm games, right?

    The Tommy Kramer to Ahmad Rashad one is still the best.
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    the good andy pettitte?
  6. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    I loved these as a kid. Every Monday night, I would beg mom and dad to let me stay up till halftime to watch the highlights. And then I would go to my room and act out the plays with my nerf football. Good times.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    There are still fat umpires, just not as many. The balloon chest protector is long gone, though.
  8. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    1) Alcoa Fantastic Finishes. :)
    2) Kevin Loughery/Stan Albeck/Gene Shue coaching NBA teams at the same time.
    3) Those fabulous gray Expos road uniforms of the late 1970s.
    4) The MISL. Seriously.
    5) A McEnroe/Connors rivalry in tennis.
    6) No TV Timeout between the kickoff return and the first play of an NFL series after a score.
    7) Battle of the Network Stars.
    8) Dick Schaap, gracefully and effortlessly, leading Sports Reporters on a Sunday morning.
    9) The "Feel Good" edition of SportsCenter.
    10) Australian Rules Football in the afternoons as cheap programming on ESPN.
  9. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    I'll add one: the Superstars obstacle course.

    Scale the wall, push the sled, run through tires, water jump, hurdles, sprint.
  10. Ruth-Gehrig

    Ruth-Gehrig Member

    4. Pro basketball without sound-effects, fireworks and streamers after regular season games.

    Shit, I'll settle for no sound effects when the visiting team is trying to run an offense.
  11. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    1. cheap ticket prices
    2. cheap concessions
    3. athletes that appreciate the life they've been given instead of thinking they are owed something.
    4. newspapers being the primary source of information
    5. sports writers traveling on trains
    6. stock cars that actually appeared stock (even though they were never really "stock") -- as in you could go to a dealership on Monday and buy what won on Sunday.
    7. pro soccer teams made up primarily of players from their own country
    8. North Wilkesboro
    9. Eddy Merckx
    10. beer in the press box
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    If fat umpires means incompetents like Eric Gregg, can do without fat umpires.

    . . . but to address the question at hand:

    (1) Chicago Stadium.
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