Now that the Olympics are over, I’d like to point out that there are several sports in which we haven’t yet reached our full potential.

In water polo, as in regular polo, there should be horses involved.

In the sculls, they should narrow the lanes and let the competitors whack their opponents out of their boats.

In the steeplechase, in that pool of water at that last hurdle? We should put a crocodile in there.

The flimsy crossbar of the pole vault should be replaced with a sturdy two-by-four. Nailed in place.

And in the relay, instead of a baton, the runners should have to pass off a chicken.