High School sports
Maybe it’s just me, or the market I live in (Denver) but it pains me to see so little importance and air time given to high school sports. I wish, sometimes, the coverage was the other way around.
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I realize I have foisted a tremendous amount of new stuff here on the site all at once. But it’s been almost a year since the loss of the Rocky Mountain News and almost that long for this blog. I felt like it needed some refreshing here. Feel free to let me know what you like and don’t like about the changes here. I want to make this place a blast for you to come to!
One of my favorite days of the year! Old Punxsutawney Phil pops up to see just whose shadow he sees. These days it could totally be anybodies. I narrowed it to Bud Selig, Tiger Woods, and Josh McDaniels. I finally settled on Selig. He’s so much fun to draw.
Cheating and its consequences.
People through the years have asked where I learned to draw. My answer has always been honest, yet embarrassingly so. I learned to draw in algebra class. I’m proud to say, however, while I actually scored single figures on several tests (or pretty darned close to it), I never once cheated.
I love doing these cartoons about how sports effect us in our everyday lives. One of the things I enjoy most about sports are the important lessons we can learn from them. Teamwork. Hard work. Hustle. Persistence. Patience. Honor. Integrity. Rising above Adversity and defeat.
Yet these days, it bothers me a great deal the lessons that are being passed on to our children from people like Mark McGwire, Tiger Woods, Terrell Owens, Michael Vick and Brandon Marshall. And, yes, us. Fans who root for people like this regardless of their conduct and what it means. I feel as though we are not only losing some moral ground here, but skiing right off of it into a perilous abyss.