It's time to shut the JABS Mansion down. The night watchman/caretaker has moved in - seems like a nice guy, but kinda stiff - and the condemned sign is outside.
Thanks to everyone for making this such a fun place to hang out the last 16 months, 600-plus posts, 1600-odd comments and a few that ended up in the delete bin. In the new year I'm moving into a new job here at The Star, as deputy to new sports editor Mike Simpson. And if it all shakes out the way we want it to, there will be a new blog up in its place quicker than you can say sayonara, once the kinks are ironed out of this new website.
Here's the one thing I promised, which hasn't even been finished but, with the success of the 50 Worst Things to Happen to Sports a while back, had a few of you sending in their choices so I feel like it has to go up. Consider this a starting point - the comments are open below to add some tinsel on this skimpy tree, maybe even bring it up to 50.
Overtime. Specifically, 4-on-4 overtime.
The San Diego Chicken
Billie Jean King
Retractable roof stadiums
The mute button
Larry Bird vs Magic Johnson
Dikembe Mutombo Foundation
Wireless remote control
Monday Night Football
The virtual first-down line
Rick Reilly’s malaria net crusade
Carlos and Smith
Right to Play
Free agency. Specifically, abolishing the reserve clause in baseball
Have fun. Enjoy the holidays. Here's to a fine '07.