Lost Its Art

Lost Its Art

One weekend last fall my sister and her husband came in from out of town.  They have a second home which is a log cabin located in the woods close to my house.

My family took this opportunity to get together and have an early Thanksgiving dinner and since it was on a Sunday that we gathered together the NFL games were on the TV.

I stopped watching the NFL and most other sports except for the NHL, which is the only sport I really follow anymore.  Baseball is starting to make a bit of a comeback for me.

Watching these NFL games, along with the pregame, in game and post game commentators reminded me why I stopped watching the sport. Continue reading

OH BOO HOOO,OOO,OOO CAM NEWTON

OH BOO HOOO,OOO,OOO CAM NEWTON

I saw this headline the other day and it was just another nail in the coffin for my NFL viewership.

RON RIVERA: PLAYERS SHOULDN’T HAVE TO DO INTERVIEWS AFTER SUPER BOWL LOSS

What?

“Rivera said he thought it was tremendously unfair that players are put in the position of showing their raw emotions as Newton did after the Carolina 24-10 loss to Denver.”

Excuse me?

Cam Newton acts like a spoiled twelve year old instead of a “professional” and now we want him or any of these mega rich athletes to be protected from the harsh realities of life? Continue reading

Biggest Does Not Mean Best

Biggest Does Not Mean Best

Kind of a rant today, but it’s my blog.

The other night I came home from work and my son was sitting on the couch watching the TV.  He comes over to watch my grandson since my wife is still at work and my daughter needs to leave for school before I get home.

ESPN is on the TV.

I never watch ESPN.  I don’t like ESPN.  To me they are just another example of an entity that has become too big for their britches.

I remember when they started out they were truly all about sports.

Does anyone remember Australian Rules Football and the guys in the white lab coats and hats?  For some reason they would strut out from what I guess was the goal line, stand at attention and then very abruptly point their index fingers at the center of the field, like they were shooting off two pistols.  What was that about? Continue reading