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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I’m not quite sure why mankind insists on torturing itself. Golf is bad enough. But then along came the heinous and cruel tournament brackets. Like lemmings the entire population of the United States has followed this annual ritual right off the proverbial cliff. Along the way we are ridiculed, humiliated and embarrassed. Oh, sure. Some really lucky sap eventually wins the office pool. Someone has to. Mostly because everybody else crashes and burns along the way, because of teams like Virginia Commonwealth who turn the entire process into total turmoil and chaos and render the whole thing an exercise in complete futility. Why do we do this? For fun. Personally, I’d rather agonize trying to swat a stupid little white ball 7000 yards into a little bitty hole the size of a dime. At least the walk is nice.
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This cartoon is an example of one of the many reasons why I no longer play golf anymore. If you want solitude, the golf course is NOT the place to find it.
Golf is one of the most torturous games on the planet. I think the cartoons I enjoy drawing the most are the ones like this one. I think a lot of people can relate to this one and I love when something I draw connects on that level. I don’t play golf anymore. The insurance company wouldn’t cover the people I was playing with for catastrophic injury. I’ve been known to people with an errant shot or two. I can relate to the infamous words of Fuzzy Zoeller, who I heard tell a gallery at Castle Pines to move back a bit. “Trust me. The way I’m hitting the ball, you don’t want to be standing there”.
This cartoon is from the May issue of Mile High Sports Magazine. Grab a copy if you can. it looks much better in print.
No webcast for today. I need a week to work out the kinks and clean up my studio enough that it doesn’t resemble a scene from Sanford and Son.
Have a terrific and wonderful Mothers day weekend.
I love doing golf cartoons. This one was recently featured in the Chicago Tribunes golf guide. I always have a blast drawing about weekend golfers. I used to be one. But I gave it up because no one would insure me with a driver in my hand.
We’ve made some adjustments in the 9News schedule. I’ll be drawing cartoons for them during the Broncos season instead of the usual twice a week that I’ve been doing. I’m excited to still be a part of the great team at 9News and I think appearing during the Broncos season will allow me to focus the content a bit more, which I really like. I’m so looking forward to drawing more Broncos cartoons! It should be a blast.
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I love to do these kinds of cartoons about our relationship with sports and how it impacts our lives. I could do a whole book of these.