What Philly sports icons would do as President
With the Presidential race nearing its completion, I thought it would be fun to look at some Philadelphia sports icons, past and present, and take a look at what their first actions might be as Commander in Chief.
Joe Banner: Raise ticket prices on all federal museums by 50 percent and cut federal salaries by 25 percent.
Rich Kotite: Hire aide whose job it is to make sure the teleprompter for his speeches never gets wet.
Donovan McNabb: Shorten the Super Bowl by five minutes.
Andy Reid: Hire Howard Eskin as his press secretary and forbid running in the White House.
Buddy Ryan: Quadruple the defense budget.
Dick Vermeil: After announcing reducing the work week to 38 hours, Vermeil cuts short his first press conference after crying uncontrollably.
Darren Daulton: Charter a trip to Mars to test out his new theories.
Jim Fregosi: Seeing how it helped the ’93 Phils, promote drinking and smoking.
Ryan Howard: Eliminate the shift in baseball.
Jamie Moyer: Propose Constitutional amendment to ban term limits on the Presidency.
Pete Rose: Legalize betting on baseball.
Mike Schmidt: Build a golf course outside of the White House and hire Eskin as his full-time caddie.
Chase Utley: Implement seven-second TV/radio delay for all live press conferences.
Charles Barkley: Build a casino in the White House and add Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan to his cabinet.
Larry Brown: Inform citizens that he will not stay in the White House full-time because he doesn’t like to remain in one place for too long.
Wilt Chamberlain: Declare that the First Lady will be a revolving 24-hour position.
Bob Clarke: Forbid Bonnie and Carl Lindros from crossing into the U.S.
Ed Snider: Make Bob Clarke vice president for life.
Phil Martelli: Hold all important galas at the Palestra and excommunicate Lute Olson and Billy Packer.