The winter holiday welcomes many things: Food, family, love, renewal, reflection, and the new year. As 2015 comes to close, here’s what people around McGill campus have on their holiday wish list.
I wish for a few national championships for McGill in the Winter semester. Also, I really wish that sports announcers would stop referring to a team in the plural sense and correctly refer to a team in the singular sense (e.g. Canada “has got” to score, instead of “have got”). —Earl Zukerman, McGill Athletics Sports Information Officer
J.A. Happ certainly isn’t David Price, but the Toronto Blue Jays might not be done yet this off-season. I wish new General Manager Mark Shapiro can prove the doubters wrong and erase Alex Anthopoulos from Jays fans’ memory by making a big splash and bringing home the first World Series since ’93. —Aaron Rose, Staff Writer
I hope that the Brooklyn Nets win the NBA draft lottery so that their No. 1 overall pick gets sent to Boston and I can watch Bill Simmons live tweeting during the draft, proclaiming how the next NBA dynasty is going to be in Celtic green in his charmingly homer-istic way. He will be making delightfully absurd Larry Bird-Ben Simmons comparisons and commenting on how his and Ben’s shared last names and initials is fate. —Arman Bery, Contributor
I hope to see gender equality in sports, and not the double standard between male and female athletes that has persisted for too long. Male athletes are paid more, and are never asked about their appearance, what brands they’re wearing, or their love life – they’re asked about their performance. This year, I wish for the same privilege to be afforded to all athletes, regardless of gender. —Nicole Spadotto, Contributor
It'd be really nice if Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned to his usual god-like self —Max Berger, Tribune alumnus
With Jurgen Klopp at the helm, Coutinho playing like a Brazilian legend, and Firmino starting to justify his £29 million price tag, I wish that Liverpool can place in the top four and return to its rightful place in the Champions League. I wish that Daniel Sturridge can overcome injury issues, Liverpool can overcome injury issues (looking at Sakho, Ings, Gomez, Countinho), and also reduce their bloated squad. I hope Liverpool can help me live more than a few seconds, turn away from the inconsistency of the Brendan Rodgers’ era, and bring excellence back to the Kop. —Ziko Smith, Sports Editor