Found: Stashed in a trash can with red ribbon are a few Letters to Santa from some sports figures:

Dear Santa,

We’ll pass on the cheese this year. Please deliver some Petit Jean Ham. To Arkansas.

Your friend, Bret.

Santa,

Three words: Another trophy case.

Thanks,

Nick in Alabama,

P.S.: We could use that book, "Tips of stopping Johnny Football."

Santa,

Another bus. Slightly used OK. The one we had is in Alabama.

Thanks,

Red Wolf in Jonesboro

Dear Santa,

Please deliver a big map of the United States. Conference teams X’ed and circled.

Harold in the Big East

Santa, pal,

That freshly cut grass in that gift box will be good again.

Les in Baton Rouge

Santa,

A football and a trophy case with four shelves.

Johnny Manziel

Dear Santa,

A ticket past the second round of the NCAA FCS playoffs would be just fine.

Dear Santa,

Another roller coaster. Ours is worn out.

Cowboys

Santa,

Ties, ties. Variety of colors

Gruden in Football America

Santa,

I could use ASU quarterback Ryan Aplin. I want an SEC coaching job.

Coach C in Oblivion

Santa,

Thanks in advance for that fresh load of tradition

Irish Dave in South Bend

Santa,

Maybe 3-star recruits this time. Those 4- and 5-stars are giving us indigestion.

Billy Longhorn in Austin

Santa,

Do you still have those giant posters with the Smiley Faces? I’ll give you my new address later.

John L.

Dear Santa,

I could really use a new motorcycle, one-passenger this time. Please include helmet.

Bobby in Fay ... uh ... Bowling Green

Santa,

For those last-minute shoppers, we can get you a deal on calendars. 90 percent off.

Mayans

(Sports columnist David McCollum can be reached at 505-1235 or david.mccollum@thecabin.net)