Daily Dirt: With each passing day of December doldrums, we’re one step closer to spring


Daily Dirt for Dec. 12, 2021

Look at the bright side. While it might be early December, we’re one day closer to spring … welcome to the three thoughts that make up Vol. 155 of the Daily Dirt.

1. We’re nearing mid-December and it’s time to admit that it’s finally winter.

If it’s not snowing when you’re reading this, it soon will be. If it’s not freezing outside while you’re looking over this, it soon will be. It’s December. It comes with the territory.That said, these three quotes pretty well sum up my feeling about winter. It’s cold. At some point, I’m going to slip and fall on some ice. And there is no baseball to watch. I’m not happy.

Gold medal: “The problem with winter sports is that — follow me closely here — they generally take place in winter.” — humorist Dave Barry.

Silver medal: “There are only two seasons — winter and baseball.” — former MLB owner and funnyman Bill Veeck.

Bronze medal: “A lot of people like snow. I find it an unnecessary freezing of water.” — writer, comedian and actor Carl Reiner.

2. Time to peruse Facebook again. Found these treasures this morning:

“One minute you’re young and fun and the next you’re turning down the stereo in your car to see better.”– “Bruce Lee was fast. His brother, Sudden Lee, was even faster.”

“You need five items from the grocery store that start with the first letter of your first name. What are you buying?” That last one intrigued me. Here were the first five items I could think of:

Soup. (Nothing better on a cold day in December.)

Sprite. (Better than 7-Up.)

Salt. (I like salt. A lot.)

Skim Milk. (Does anyone really drink this stuff? It’s horrible.)

Shoelaces. (I know, I know. Rather lame.)

OK, your turn. And … go!

3. SportScroll.com put together an interesting list of what it feels are the best and worst U.S. professional and collegiate athletic uniforms. See what you think:


1. New Orleans Saints: I find this pick rather bizarre, but according to the website’s powers-to-be the Fleur-de-Lis emblem is the key.

2. Notre Dame football: The iconic gold helmets are the centerpiece of the Irish’s times-tested unis.

3. University of Texas football: The horns on the helmet are a major plus.


1. Anaheim Mighty Ducks: Granted, those uniforms are nothing to write home about, but let’s be honest, the nickname is even worse.

2. Seattle Seahawks: No question, the Seahawks outlandishly bright yellow/gold and whatever look is a fashion crime.

3. Cincinnati Bengals: Too “garish”.

Steve Fact O’ The Day Steve once saw a man drink a horseradish milkshake. Seriously.

Steve Eighinger writes daily for Muddy River News. It’s amazing that he didn’t say tOSU had the best unis and Michigan had the worst.

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