I’m sure many of you follow the various off-field/court dramas of “sports” more than I do. I don’t watch ANY ESPN talking heads any more…. haven’t for months now. I do read headlines on 3-4 national sports websites. I sort of know what is going on to the superficial level I care about these days. But I can get confused…..
Did Johnny Manziel kiss the Missouri gay guy? Is Ol’ Roy going to be the new coach of The Lakers….. Is Ben Gazzi buying The Clippers?
We’ve been down this path before. Watching a competitive sports event on TV can be an ever-so enjoyable experience. Say what we will about The NBA but there have been some VERY exciting play-off games so far….. with more very likely to come.
Put aside all the yucky “sausage factory” realities of The NBA. The players are incredibly talented athletes. They can do things in competition against equally talented athletes that are absolutely amazing to watch. The “last three minutes” of an NBA game can be incredible sports drama. Figuring out what channel is carrying what game is “Where’s Waldo” of sports TV, but I suppose there’s a reason for that.
Am I the only one who…. has never understood that “call a time-out and the ball moves to half-court” rule? Is that the NBA version of “icing”?
The only team I “care about” is the San Antonio Spurs to the degree I care about any NBA team. I lived in San Antonio for a short time….. I’ve always liked Tim Duncan and how he conducts himself. I like their coach and his Belichekian personality. I’ve watched at least the second halfs of most of their games so far. I intend to keep doing so so long as they are still in the hunt. …… I would be hard pressed to name 10-12 players total on other teams. I’m pretty sure I’m not the target demographic for any NBA sponsor.
For the past two years, it’s apparently been “a rule” that every daily collection of sports headlines contain the words “Johnny Manziel” followed by some question or concern about him. I understand that he was drafted by “The Browns”. The Browns, with due respect to Otto Graham, Jim Brown and Lou Groza, are the San Diego Padres and San Jose Sharks of sports franchises.
Have The Browns been on national TV since John Elway had “the drive” against them a long time ago? That was so long ago that TVs were fat and not flat. I’m guessing the Manziel/Browns will now be “back” especially when they play Michael Sam’s Rams.
Once somebody / anybody finally drafted Manziel, the national obsession became “who will draft the gay guy?” He finally got drafted within 5-6 of the end of the whole extravaganza. Yippeee…. now we can expect minute-minute reports of how he does on every rep at every workout.
Was The Rams “drafting the gay guy” a back room deal with The NFL going back to Jeff Fisher and Gregg Williams? Did The Rams agree “to take a bullet” for The League? If Sams gets cut (Nooooo !!), which most experts seem to think is likely, can we expect the full wrath of LGQBTXYZ to come down on The Rams? ….. as every other NFL team official smirks “gee, who thought that might happen…. duh!”.
My well-warranted disrespect for “media” and sports media especially is such that I fully expect ESPN to cover “Michael Sam’s first NFL shower”. If not video from within the shower room itself, surely interviews with veteran players as they exit the shower asking “so how tightly did you hold on to the soap?” (See Below).
I have a verified story about “the first time Phil Ford walked into a NBA shower room” WHOA!! I’m going to spare you that one.
Hey, lets have “V dot” of Donald Sterling fame, on-hand for her appraisal of why Michael Sam’s boyfriend – “Vito” – is a white guy. Is Michael Sam disrespecting black gay guys by going “white”?
Anyone dissing on Boyfriend Vito better be really careful. Vito’s grandfather was Midwest Mafia enforcer William “Willie The Rat” Cammisano. “Willie The Rat” was a capo for the notorious Nick Civella. Ever seen the movie Casino. Nick Civella was one of the guys in the backroom.
I didn’t care about Michael Vick and the dog-fighting. I care even less about Michael Sam’s sex life. I’m not well-versed at all in “the gay lifestyle” but is this guy likely to be one of the very few NFLers (not named Manning) that doesn’t have a trail of “baby mammas” trying to collect child support.
“Gays in the Boy Scouts” I do have an opinion about. “Gays in the NBA / NFL” I do not have an opinion about. How “the media” treats it….. yeah, I have an opinion about that. ESPN talking heads obsessing on off-court/field issues is where we have evolved as a society. Filling the 24/7 sports media appetite has driven us there.
Sports reporters doing politically-correct social commentary…… like kindergarteners playing with flame throwers.
The only benefit of “what did the gay guy have for breakfast today” saturation coverage will be Tim Tebow doesn’t get blasted 24/7 now. The same blow-dried numbnuts that have blasted Tim Tebow for three years, now fawn over Michael Sams. Tell me again – Tim Tebow’s “sin” was _____??? Obviously there is a market for such. Obviously it isn’t me.
So Ol’ Roy is NOT going to The Lakers and Mary Whistleblower is NOT going to Congress. I’m sure the respective Yeee Haaa gangs are having lots o’ fun with both of those “not goings”. ….. and it’s very doubtful that either UNC or NCSU will be going to Omaha….. sigh, sob.
Question for any ABCers. Have you positively identified which UNC Fat Cat “pulled strings” to keep Mary Whistleblower from testifying? Does James Taylor or Louis Black really have that much power?
In case you missed it…… here’s a pretty detailed article on “the UNC Investigator….. aka that $900/hour guy” …… LINK.
Q: So…. why did UNC have to hire such an expensive lawyer?
A: So the ABC Mob would not accuse them of “doing it on the cheap….. again”.
Q: Will anything UNC does “score points” with the ABC Mob?
A: Nope. Not a thing. This mess crossed that Rubicon about four years ago.
Unless “the $900/hour guy” recommends (1) Roy be fired….. (2) The banners be burned….. (3) UNC Bkball be abolished….. (4) The DDome imploded….. (5) Every UNC fan wear a “I’m stoopid” pin for the next 25 years; it won’t matter what he is paid. Anything less and the Great Dumpster Fire just keeps on smoldering. ….. OK, pick four of those five.
(A) Barbara Walters …
(B) John Clayton ……..
(C) The Oprah ……….
(D) Erin Andrews …….
(E) Stephen A Smith…
(F) _______ ………