Sunday, December 20, 2020

Naughty & Nice

Santa's not the only one who makes a list, checks it twice to see who's been naughty or nice in sports this year.

Here's who should have coal or get something extra nice in their stocking.

Naughty: Wolverines football head coach Jim Harbaugh.

The man can't coach the Wolverines out of a paper bag. 

How many more dismal seasons do Wolverine fans have to put up with. 

Nobody will ever replace Bo Schembechler, but the Wolverines can't keep losing the way they do.

Nice: MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo.

He's one of the decent coaches in college basketball and is automatically on the nice list.

Naughty: Fla. Govenor Ron DeSantis. 

Governor DeSantis wanted to restart the WWE and ignore his own stay at home orders during the pandemic.

He put millions of Floridans at risk by reducing restrictions and opening his state up too early.

Nice: Sheila Ford Hamp. 

Sheila did right by Lions fans by firing head coach Matt Patricia & general manager Bob Quinn after a disastrous Lions Thanksgiving game and 2 dismal seasons under their watch.

Let's hope she hires somebody who knows what they're doing.

Naughty: the LA. Dogers for allowing 3rd. baseman Justin Turner to participate in the World Series when he was infected with Covid.

They put many of his teammates at risk by allowing him to participate if he was infected.

Nice: the MLB for acknowledging the accomplishments of African Americans who participated in the Negro leagues.

Naughty: team owners of leagues who wanted to restart their seasons during the pandemic. 

Yes, many wanted to watch sports again, but are they doing enough to keep athletes safe.

Nice: the IOC (International Olympic  Committee) who decided to postpone the Summer Olympics because of the pandemic. 

So many countries are afftected by this pandemic. 

Naughty: the NFL.

The NFL still haven't given quarterback Colin Kaepernick a chance after taking a knee to protest for civil rights.

Nice: Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick took a knee to protest against police brutality & was instrumental in starting a national dialogue about the issue. 

Naughty: the Detroit Lions

How many more losses do Detroiters have to put up with.

Even though Bob Quinn and Matt Patricia have been fired last month, the team just can't get their act together and win games.

Hope they find someone who knows what they're doing to move the team forward.