Saturday, March 15, 2008


There seems to be hope that some folks get it.

Recently on this space, you were given a list of things to love about sports despite the ever-flowing wine of hate we seem to quench our thirst with.

While it's pretty much impossible to expect the big boys to have found that same list, what isn't impossible is to believe that they're listening to the message.

Diehards, moderates, casuals and non-fans are tired of sports being platforms for snide comments, unwarranted attacks and utter stupidity.

Maybe Jeff Pearlman, mostly known for his book about one Barry Lamar Bonds, gets it.

Maybe The Oklahoman's scribe, Darnell Mayberry, wants to highlight the ignorance of many so-called fans so that they'd get it.

Maybe with the revelation of the main writer's identity, The Big Lead will become more than Snark Central for many insiders and admirers who think they get it.

Maybe we can sit back and enjoy Selection Sunday (and Monday for the ladies), the Rockets' amazing 21-game win streak and baseball teams that won't spark fights during spring training.



SPJ said...

It's amazing that people find it so hard to love sports. As the old saying goes, it's easier to agree on the hatred of another than on any positive task. I think some people are just conditioned to be miserable.

Jeff Pearlman is quickly become one of my favorite writers. If you haven't read it already, check out the column he wrote of F.P. Santangelo. Good stuff.

Jason Clinkscales said...

I don't know about conditioned, though there is evidence that sort of proves the point. I think they just choose to be miserable. There's too much available to just feel or think one way all the time, yet, they're always miserable and pathetic. Why? Who knows.