Yet another cartoon summoned from the bullpen after the Jets deal appears to be falling apart. The NFL network has erroneously reported Tebow was headed to Jacksonville. They attributed the news to a twitter account they thought belonged to Tebow which, upon further review doesn’t belong to him at all. THIS is why we can’t lose newspaper reporters but I digress. I’ll stay safe for tonight with this Saints cartoon, although being a Saints fan myself, it hurts. Not as bad as Sean Payton does but you know. I feel kind of like Tebow fans do.
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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