Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it at the 50-yard line of the Coliseum, which will probably be the only existing sports venue still standing in 2113, and have it opened by Vin Scully, whose consciousness will be placed in an android doppelganger in 2022, and who will be starting his 165th year as
Here's what will be in the time capsule when it's opened 100 years from now.
•A vial of water from the swimming pool beyond the right-field stands at
•The walking boot
•An empty picture frame, representing
•A Tupperware bowl containing the shattered remnants of
•A panoramic picture of fans in
•Tony Dorsett's CAT scan, so people in 2113 can see how concussions damaged the brain of the Hall of Fame running back.
•A leisure suit once owned by Lakers owner
•An internal memo, circulated by interoffice mail at
•A "Boston Strong" placard, held by fans of the
•Peyton Manning's Greatest Hits album, the one featuring such classics as "Omaha!" and "Hurry!" and "Hurry! Hurry!" and "52's the Mike!" and "Omaha! Omaha! Hurry!"
•A picture of
•A picture of
•A pair of
Those are just a few of the things we would include. What would you include? Email your best suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and a selection of your choices will be published online on our Sports Now blog.