Sports memories, much like a release date for "The Interview," come and go. The specifics, even about important events and accomplishments, fade with the passing years. Most of what happened in 2014 likely won't be remembered in 100 years. But what if we created a time capsule and put in items representing the year in sports?
To preserve tradition, we could bury it at the 50-yard line of the Coliseum, next to where we buried last year's time capsule.
The Coliseum might still sit empty, waiting for a revival of the NFL, which was banished because of violence and concussions in 2037. In 100 years, all NFL games could be played via the
Here is what will be in the 2014 sports time capsule when it is opened in 2114:
•The green plastic ice bucket
•A replica of
•The videotape of Ray
•A photo-shopped picture of
•A photo of
•Some confetti dropped from the ceiling during the
•A photo of
•Tiger Woods' golf game. So in 2114 people can say "So that's where it went."
•Tim Howard's World Cup gloves and a highlight reel of his amazing play. Even in 2114, people will have a hard time believing some of those saves.
•Mike Trout's most-valuable-player award so people can be reminded of the greatest baseball player in Southern California during the 2010s.
•Video of Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill, suffering from terminal brain cancer, playing and scoring in a game that the NCAA moved up two weeks so she could participate. Because there are truly some great moments in sports.
•A rainbow ribbon inscribed with the names of