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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The Meadowlands Archive
Politics. It always boils down to politics. That’s ultimately what decided the location for Super Bowl XLVIII. New Jersey? Seriously? For years people talked about having a Super Bowl here in Denver. Great place to have a game. State of the art facility. Huge fan support here. Skiing nearby. Same weather as Jersey. Actually usually much better. But Denver lacks the political clout and the financial heavyweights that determined the NFL’s first outdoor Super Bowl. In February. In New Jersey. It’s your turn to sound off on this boneheaded decision. Personally, I’m praying for a blizzard.