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Jul
09
2011

Can I get some good news in sports?

Ohio St. vacates their 2010 football wins. The NCAA places West Virginia on 2 years probation  for violations involving the football program. Oregon looks to be next and North Carolina’s football program might follow. I’m starting to wonder which college football teams won’t be investigated by the NCAA in the next 6 months.

The NBA and NFL lockouts are still going on. Yao Ming  is forced to retire at age 30, after struggling with foot injuries the last few years. Ming was one the NBA’s more compelling stars and he had to retire far too early. There’s Tiger Woods having to withdraw from the British Open  due to on going knee issues.

I’m not a Woods fan, but you want the best golfer of this generation competing in what should be the prime of his golfing career. Then tragically a father attending a Texas Ranger  baseball game with his son dies trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Ranger player Josh Hamilton.

Sports is supposed to be our diversion. It’s supposed to be fun. I don’t want to see collegiate programs going on probation. I don’t want to see sport’s biggest stars sitting on the sidelines either by injury or work stoppage. I certainly don’t want to read stories of fans getting hurt while attending sporting events. It’s not what I want to see when I watch Sportscenter.  Here’s to hoping the next few weeks give us some good news.


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