When this time of year comes around, I typically get upset. I’m a Knicks fan, of course I’d get upset. I also don’t have any allegiance to a hockey team; so really…the time of year blows. It’s also the key in the argument to why the lower 2 sports (basketball and hockey) can’t keep up with the top 2 (baseball and football). As a self-proclaimed sports writer, this time gets VERY boring. The most interesting stories come from free agent signings or spring training, though when you look at it, it’s pretty f*cking boring.
For example, let’s take a look at the two stories that caught my eye today Stephen Strasburg had his debut for the Nationals in Spring training. Yeah, he did good. That’s great. It’s actually leaps and bounds better than any other recently drafted player in the last decade because typically, you wouldn’t even hear about the lil fella until 5-6 years later when he hits Triple A and a starter goes down with an injury. So I guess, congrats to him? WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THIS?!? In related spring sports news, a college lacrosse player gelled his hair and wore a visor to a bar exclaiming he’s “Gonna Ben Roethlisberger a biddy tonight”.
Probably the bigger news is that two ESPN related personalities are fighting! No, not with fists. With words. *YAWN* I can’t believe I can even stay awake typing this. I just think it’s ironic that we are even calling them personalities to begin with. Olbermann is the stereotypical celebrity who goes “I’m really good at X, so I’m going to go try to do Y” like other annoying people such as Tila Tequila, Chad Ochocinco and Jose Conseco. Olbermann is qualified to talk about sports, I’ll give him that. Not politics. Al Franken was even like “Whoa, homeboy. This ain’t you”. On the other hand, Simmons is “Joe Sportsfan” who gives opinions from the heart sphincter. Comparing Tiger Woods to Muhammad Ali is like saying “Logic got thrown off the train for calling fat, overconfident women “whores”.” He’s having a Rosa Parks-like struggle with today’s media like Twitter.” Pardon me if that sentence had spelling errors. It’s tough to type while doing this:
Well, that’s it. That is all that is happening. I guess College Basketball is picking up but in reality the expanded the tourny to 96 teams, so that means it pushes the deadline of caring back another month and a half. For now, just enjoy the meme that the Deadspin commenters gave you on that Simmons/KO post. Here’s mine:
“I’ve given up drugs. This isn’t why I got into sports-writing”
-Hunter S. Thompson