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ALLAN MALAMUD

Notes on a Scorecard

December 25, 1991|ALLAN MALAMUD

A Christmas gift wish list:

For John Robinson, Chuck Knox, Dan Henning, Lindy Infante, Rick Venturi, Jerry Burns, Chuck Noll, Richard Williamson and Sam Wyche--Employment. . . .

Magic Johnson--Many more years. . . .

Art Shell--A defense. . . .

Al Davis--An authorized biography. . . .

Tom Webster--Javelin-throwing lessons. . . .

Donald Sterling--Clipper games in May. . . .

Fay Vincent--Tractor-pull season tickets. . . .

John Daly--An 8,000-yard course every week. . . .

Bruce McNall--A Stanley Cup, to go with his Grey Cup and Japan Cup. . . .

Bill Shoemaker--A training title. . . .

Chick Hearn--More refrigerators. . . .

George Raveling--A jam-packed Sports Arena. . . .

Jim Harrick--A Final Four berth. . . .

Harold Miner--A national scoring championship. . . .

Larry Smith--Some appreciation. . . .

Monica Seles--Directions to Wimbledon. . . .

Wayne Gretzky--A point man. . . .

Pete Rose--Reinstatement. . . .

George Foreman--A comedy hour. . . .

Bret Saberhagen--An odd year in an even year. . . .

John Jackson--A new Ruben Olivares. . . .

Jerry Buss--An NHL franchise in San Diego. . . .

Jay Schroeder--Cheers. . . .

Chris Gwynn--A spot in the Kansas City Royals' lineup. . . .

Wayne Lukas--Recognition as a trainer who improves horses. . . .

Pat Dye--Rosemary Woods and Fawn Hall. . . .

Bobby Bowden--A state of Florida championship. . . .

Terry Donahue--Another bowl. . . .

Charles Smith--Health. . . .

Jim Abbott--Twenty victories. . . .

Tom Gorman--John McEnroe. . . .

Danny Tartabull--A team. . . .

Evander Holyfield--An easy fight. . . .

Julio Cesar Chavez--A tough fight. . . .

Mike Brito--Another Fernando Valenzuela. . . .

Al Michaels--Baseball. . . .

Eddie Delahoussaye--Arazi in his sights down the stretch the first Saturday in May. . . .

Steve Scott--An Olympic medal. . . .

John Ziegler--A full-time law practice. . . .

Anaheim Stadium--A football team. . . .

Ed O'Bannon--A return to the court. . . .

Cary Agajanian--An auto race track. . . .

Ivan Lendl--A smile. . . .

Darryl Strawberry--A first half to match his second half. . . .

Whitey Herzog--Deals. . . .

Jackie McCoy--Another champion. . . .

Mike White--A head coaching job. . . .

Artie Gigantino--A defensive coordinator's job. . . .

Marcus Allen--A raise. . . .

Martina Navratilova--Endorsements. . . .

Eric Lindros--A trade. . . .

Ty Detmer--A contract with an NFL team that doesn't discriminate against short people. . . . Jack Needleman--A boxing promoter for the Olympic Auditorium. . . .

A.J. Foyt--Retirement. . . .

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar--Continued retirement. . . .

Michael Jordan--A two-handed set shot. . . .

Chris Jackson--Three inches. . . .

Mark Gastineau--Wrestling trunks. . . .

John Thompson--Shooting guards. . . .

Mike Scioscia--Extra health insurance for Tom Candiotti appearances. . . .

Corey Pavin--A major. . . .

Carl Lewis--A world record. . . .

Tim Hardaway--A U.S. Olympic team invitation. . . .

Billie Jean King--More MarqueeNames for TeamTennis. . . .

Don James--A national championship. . . .

Dan Goossen--Another Ruelas brother. . . .

Don Mattingly--A no-(hair)cut contract. . . .

Jeff George--Blockers and receivers. . . .

Jerry Tarkanian--An NBA job. . . .

Kal Daniels--A role as designated hitter. . . .

Roger McDowell--A hand buzzer, a whoopee cushion and a squirting flower.. . .

Jim Healy--Another Jerome Brown. . . .

Eric Dickerson--Contentment . . .

Tom Lasorda--An infield. . . .

Buck Rodgers--An infield, and an outfield. . . .

My readers--A happy holiday season. . . .

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