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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There’s no crying in Baseball. Basketball, apparently, is a whole different matter. Members of the Miami Heat actually teared up in their post-game press conferences Sunday night after dropping their 4th game in a row. The Avs have lost 15 of their last 16 and I don’t see any Hockey players crying in their beer. Course maybe that’s whats wrong with the Avalanche. They seem like they have stopped caring.
When LeBron “took his talents to South Beach” I’m sure this isn’t exactly what he and his teammates had in mind. It reminds me a bit of a pickup basketball game we played in one morning before school.
We had a bunch of guys in our neighborhood who were not bad (OK, I WAS really bad) but certainly not to the level of the starting 5 from our 8th grade team that we played that morning. We beat them. A bunch of Sandlot kids beat the starting 5 for the Morehead Red Raiders. Why? Because our guys played together as a team while the real “team” played selfishly, and with arrogance. Sure it wasn’t an official “game”. But it was a lesson. A lesson in teamwork. Which is what 99% of the players in the NBA could stand to learn. Especially the Miami Heat.
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Imagine if you will, John Elway leaving the Broncos to play for the Raiders in 1995. Imagine what that would have felt like as a Broncos fan and you can get a sense of what it’s like in Cleveland today after losing LeBron James to the Heat. Here’s my cartoon about it all over on ESPN.com. I feel for the folks in Cleveland. Yeah, even the Browns fans.