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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With the “so-called” National Championship game now over and the NFL playoffs edging closer to a conclusion, I always feel a sense of panic this time of year.
And the fact that one of my favorite teams (the Saints) is out of the mix it even makes even more pronounced. I’m not an NBA fan. Haven’t been since the days of Magic vs. Bird and really since the era of Maravich. Besides I’m really tired of the Melo trade talk here in Denver. it seems a long way off until the Rockies open spring training. They trained in Tucson until this coming spring and I made many journeys to that lovely city during that time. It pains me to know the people of Tucson are going through what we experienced at Columbine.
I am back on board with the NHL, after giving it a rest after the ugly Bertuzzi cheap shot years back so there’s that. But, still, the end of the football season is always tough on a lot of us. If you feel like I do please, oh, please feel free to comment.
I still have yet to watch a bowl game. I saw snippets of snow at the Sun Bowl, and couldn’t bare to watch UTEP lose to BYU. Beyond that, I didn’t even turn on a bowl game. There, I said it. I just haven’t been able to get into it at all. I went to see True Grit on New Years day. Much better than any bowl game. And with TCU getting totally snubbed by the BCS for a chance at the number one spot I’ve really lost interest in the whole bowl thing. And I hate waiting around until January 10th to crown a mythical national champion, rendering the Jan 1, 2 and 3rd bowls totally worthless. What ever happened to making them all play on New Years anyway? Oh, right. It’s all about the money. It always is.
I’ve made a few little tweaks in the sidebar area. There’s a cool Twitter Feed and the share icons are larger as well. Nothing major but just some tune up work.
I’m hoping to add some store items soon. A few t-shirt designs and some greeting cards and things. I apologize to anyone who was hoping I’d get a calendar together by years end. My schedule as well as the poll results I got on it in early December made me rethink the idea. When you go through self publishing, in this case, on demand publishing, the price has to be right as well. So I’m hoping as my site grows I can do a few things to supplement the income revenues.
Have a great weekend. I’ll try to post my Tribune cartoon sometime Saturday.
Tis the season for bowls, bowls, bowls. And I will always maintain it’s time for playoffs, playoffs, playoffs. How about you?
Being number One has become dangerous these days. Sitting atop the BCS poll just ain’t what it used to be. Every team that has risen to number One in the poll during the last three weeks has lost after gaining the distinction. It’s not as bad as the Sports Illustrated cover jinx but it’s close.
Of course for our teams here in Colorado, it’s a problem we don’t have to worry about.