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The Year in Verse

As another year closes, Page 2's Steve Woodward exercises his poetic license.

Updated: December 31, 2003, 9:54 AM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to Page 2

Who ever said never look back was too rigid,

What's better than memories for warmth when it's frigid?

Never mind that the theme in 2-double-oh-3,

Was coaches and athletes too blind to see,

That behavior still matters among sporting heroes,

Regardless of paychecks all covered with zeroes.

Be it cork in a bat of Sammy the Cub

Or Mike Price's big night in a topless nightclub,

The era is gone when sports stars get breaks.

Yet ...

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