Today’s View From the Bull Pen
We have them all wrong. From constant news coverage of Jodi Arias and OJ Simpson to athletes getting mega bucks for playing a game, our sense of what is important is completely and totally screwed up. You'd think that we might have learned something from the recent events in Boston. That heroes emerge from even the most difficult of circumstances, but, no, we return to the inane and inconsequential. Amanda Knox. Film at 11.
I drew this cartoon after reading the recent story about Andrew Wiggins, supposedly the "next" LeBron James, signing a letter of intent with Kansas. While Wiggins did his best to keep his signing from becoming too much of a circus, it still carried huge weight in the 24/7 news cycle. It made me think of the number of brilliant kids who will walk across graduation stages all over our country in the next few weeks, whose names are only heard as they stride forward to get their diplomas. No newspaper columns are written or press conferences held for valedictorians or honor students, but, hey, dribble a basketball and we hear all about it. Priorities. Yeah. I'd say we have them pretty screwed up.
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Archive for November 8th, 2010
Thank Goodness the Dan Hawkins error is over. Finally. It was ugly. It resembled intramural football. Or worse. It alienated fans, alumni and big dollar boosters. It lost money. Lots of it. But more than that it lost it’s integrity. On a Saturday afternoon when Hawkins seemed more interested in getting his son, Cody, closer to some stupid passing records than he was actually winning a game well in hand, he committed an unforgivable mistake. He put his own interests and those of his son above those of the football program he had promised to protect and preserve. He was content in this weekends loss to Kansas to throw the rest of the student athletes on his roster under the bus. In adversity, it is said, true character is revealed. Saturday the real Hawkins was exposed as a fraud whose only goal during his tenure as a head coach was to do everything he could to further his sons college football career at the expense of everyone and everything else. I’m just glad that someone at CU was finally wise enough to put an end to it all.
Last year we produced the first ever Drew Litton wall calendar. They sold very well and everyone seemed to like them. so the question begs would you buy another one this year if they were available? Please let me know.