SCREAMIN’ FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – DECEMBER 27
By Leo Haggerty

RANDOM MEMOS

To the Chinese Olympic Committee…

Have you lost your mind by mandating that ANY athlete that is unvaccinated or tests positive MUST quarantine for 21 days.  That’s longer than the entirety of the Winter Olympics.  Do the math.

To the NCAA…
Stop saying that if a team in the College Football Playoff Final Four has a Covid outbreak and cannot play that the game will be forfeited.  Did you check with TV to see what they think?  Probably not so if Alabama has a Covid issue that game will be rescheduled as late as Easter.  The NCAA and TV are NOT going to lose the revenue from this cash cow.

To Major League Baseball…
Get your act together.  Fans are on the brink of leaving especially with the United State Football League starting up and the Xtreme Football League on the horizon for 2023.  Another work stoppage will put those that are on the fence to the other side.

To Professional Athletes..
A majority of fans are more interested in the effort you give during the game than your political views after the game.  Not saying shut up and dribble.  That’s wrong but how about play hard.  That’s all people who pay good money to attend a professional sporting event or those watching want to see.

To Parents…
How about you stop with the participation trophies.  Trophies were meant to be given to winners for excellence by an individual or a team and not for just showing up.  Better to teach young athletes now that the best get rewarded rather than wait until they find out for themselves when they go to college or enter the job market.

To our elected leaders…
Can you get your act together and lead.  Our country is heading to hell in a handbasket and local and state and especially national elected officials are more interested in getting reelected than doing what’s right. Hey, Senate and House of Representatives, I hope are you listening.

To the National Football League…
It’s time to clean up the hand to hand combat in the passing game.  You can call pass interference on every play.  Next year, eliminate the push off by the receivers and the holding by the defenders.  It’s out of hand and needs to be fixed.  By the way, NCAA this applies to you too.

To our loyal readers…
Keep the faith.  We are experiencing in Champa Bay an unprecedented time in sports.  The Lightning are back-to-back Stanley Cup champs.  The Bucs are the defending Super Bowl champs.  The Rays made it to the World Series and were a bad bounce away from going back to the American League Championship Series.  All are poised for deep playoff runs again and Its Sports Magazine will be right there bringing you up-close-and-personal coverage.