Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is on the right track with his petition to make Major League Baseball's opening day a national holiday. Problem is, there are, like, eight opening days. The first official games of the 2014 season will be played in Australia, making a U.S. holiday rather moot. However there are at least two sporting events deserving of their own holidays. First, the Super Bowl. More specifically, the day after. We'll all a bit hungover, whether from alcohol or the food or some combination of the two. Noboday wants to work the next day. So why should we. Second, the first two days of the NCAA tournament. Nobody gets any work done on a day when a bunch of college basketball games that are all do-or-die are being played for more than 12 hours straight. Let's get this done, America.
A little bit about me....
I've been Sports Director at News/Talk 1430 KASI since December 2005. I graduated from Iowa State just a few months before that. My career has also taken me to such exotic locals as Estherville, and Storm Lake, Iowa, Owatonna, Minnesota, and Silver City, New Mexico (long story-don't ask). I've also had the pleasure of working part-time at WOI Radio in Ames and WHO Radio in Des Moines while I was a student.
I'm a native of Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. It was there that I was inflicted with the curse of being a Minnesota Vikings fan. There is still no known cure, though many times I wish there was. I'm also an avid follower of the Minnesota Twins and of course, the Iowa State Cyclones.