…..due to madness?
Yes it is March again. It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb but in between it seems that March has degenerated into brackets, schedules, games and hoopla (pun soooooo intended). Maybe we should just rename March. We could call it Hoop-b-hap’nen, or B-Ball or Overpaid, Undereducated players with too much money, women and attention month. This spectacle, this month long orgy of sweaty, overdeveloped, shallow individuals is somewhat akin to a month of WWE programs. On every night, talked about every day on TV, radio and the internet. Even small children are encouraged to “bracket”. One wonders if their parents pay as much attention to their homework as they do the the basketball rankings.
Just so you know, I’m not a sports person. While I enjoy watching some sports, sometimes they do not take on a religionlike patina in my life. I don’t care if they strike and the season is over. I don’t care if they can’t have a play offs. It doesn’t matter to me what team so and so is ranked. I probably couldn’t name you one person playing basketball, baseball or hockey today. I do know who Tebow is and who Payton Manning and his brother are. (I just can’t remember the little Mannings last name). I also understand that we all need a hobby, a break from the tediousness of life, an outlet and that down time is different for every person.
What I don’t understand is;
There are more but I didn’t bother to go beyond the very first page of google search.
My point. It’s a game. It is not the pinnacle of American culture. It is NOT the best of what we have to offer. This is not how I want to appear to to others. More than that it is not the example I want my grandchildren to emulate. I don’t want to believe that the president of the United States cares more about who’s winning a basketball game than that gas is $3.80 a gallon, milk is $3.50 and that dinner at a fast food restaurant is $9.00 a person. I want him to be totally engaged in running the country.
On second thought with this president………maybe he should check out for March and take his cabinet and czars with him. We won’t be able to fix everything in a month but we can try.