—Yep, it’s Valentine Day time, which is one of our holiday frauds. Buy flowers? Buy chocolates? Buy lingerie? (Now you’re talking.) Buy anything, but it’s the biggest unnecessary holiday on the calendar. If your love is in place, every day is holiday, all 365 of them. That’s my line, and I’m sticking to it.
—Ah, the Swim Suit edition. I have my own swim suit model at home. The SI edition is for kids, if they can beat their old man to it.
—You mean they’re planning to erect a statue of Bud Selig in Milwaukee? Are you kidding? Did he lead his troops across Lake Michigan in rowboats, or something? He didn’t
even bring major league baseball to Milwaukee. The Braves did. He was selling used cars. If it’s a statue, make it Lou Perini.
—Just offhand, wonder how big a deal is it that Ilya Kovalchuk turns down a $105-million contracts, then gets traded? That is, how big is it to the old guys who grew up with the Flames? You could have bought the whole franchise for that price then—and we had twice as much fun with Boom Boom and his bunch.
—Bill Dudley died the other day, and let me tell you, THERE was a football star. Star student, star in college, star in the NFL, and a man of high character. Both he and Whizzer White. When they were through carrying an inflated ball, they didn’t have to go around looking for a job. They had a career ahead of them, Bill as an executive, Whizzer as a Supreme Court justice.
I rest my case.