Mr. Sportsknowitall: Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks is hammering the NFL for Thursday night games (said it is a "poopfest") and I am with him. However, this lowly Iowa high school grad has a solution. Give the Thursday teams the previous Sunday off. Or scrap Thursday night games and Saturday games, while you’re at it. Computers can work it all out. G.L.
OK. Sure. I’ll mention this to Roger Goodell next time we have lunch.
Mr. Sportsknowitall: Just how hard do you work at your job? Mr. Editor.
I make the supreme sacrifices often. For instance, this last week, I battled through a review of the “2016 World Series” official film from Major League Baseball. The first DVD, in Blu-ray or X-ray, is two hours of the highlights of the World Series. What do you know? The Cubs won. Interviews with players about specific plays, about the games and the drama are all played out in the greatest film since “Gone with the Wind,” or “Godzilla vs. Mothra.” I studied the eight-disc set of all seven World Series games, plus the NL clincher against the Dodgers. The entertainment value was greater than a Will Ferrell movie, a Gene Kelly dance movie, a Star Wars movie, even the best of the Godzilla movies (all classics, as you know). This is 20 hours of fun and key information that will improve your life, eliminate gas, improve your mileage, whiten your teeth, drop unwanted pounds, clear up acne, fight bad breath, leave your dishes spotless and builds bodies 12 ways. Brought to us by Shout! Factory, the DVDs are available in stores (go figure) and can make everybody on your gift list happy with joy joy. Looks what it has done for me. I used to look like an old man and write like a monkey with a Royal typewriter. But now, I have 10 DVDs of the best documentaries ever made.
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Mr. Sportsknowitall: What are the sports trends going to be for the New Year? S.P.
Last year the trends were supposed to be: venue development (higher ticket prices for more video screens), management structures (higher ticket prices for more management), social-media evolution, enhanced fan experiences (paying more for tickets), e-sports (paying more for cable) and the growth of soccer in the U.S. (whatever that means). This year, Mr. Sportsknowitall will start answering tweets and writing about meals he had yesterday (maybe with pictures of doughnuts, Lucky Charms and Cheetos), just like on Facebook. I will also watch the official 2016 World Series DVDs, available in stores or at MLB.com.
Mr. Sportsknowitall: I read your last column. Always enjoyable, sometimes almost believable. B.E.
So you were the one who read that column.
Mr. Sportsknowitall: During volleyball matches, fans chant “woof, woof, woof.” What’s that all about? K.P.
You do the Hokey Pokey and turn yourself around. That’s what it’s all about.
Mr. Sportsknowitall: You don’t take this seriously. Mrs. Publisher.
Do you? If you do, then, of course I do.
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