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 April, 2011
Normally I’m all fired up about the NFL draft, but I have to admit, this year just doesn’t feel the same. Even though the Broncos have the #2 pick overall, the NFL lockout thing has taken the thrill out of it to some degree.
What do you think? Are you excited about the draft? Are you going to watch?
The deadline for the caption contest is Thursday by 5.p.m mountain time. Get those entries in!
My most recent cartoon from the Chicago Tribune. The Bulls are close to finishing off their series with the Pacers. I’m thinking if Derrick Rose is healthy the Bulls are a contender to win it all.
The BuckLies here. I miss the days of coaches with integrity. This is what happens when we make sports more important than they should be.
The Blackhawks have charged back to send the series to a 7th game on Tuesday. This was my Saturday cartoon from the Trib.
The Caption Contest returns. Be sure to enter by writing your caption for the cartoon below!