Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Tee Time

What sort of moron would tell the citizens of their country not to pay attention to sports? Sports are from where all our great metaphors spring: 
“Winning isn't everything--but wanting to win is.” - Vince Lombardi
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth
“I've never lost a game I just ran out of time.” - Michael Jordan
“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”  - Billy Jean King
“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.”  - Knute Rockne
“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. ” - Mike Singletary
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson
I could go on and on, but you get the point. sports is a unifying force. That's why we have a National Pastime. Even if we don't completely agree about what it might be. Which is why we tend to let our sports seasons go on and on, allowing all kinds of overlap because we, as a nation, love our sports.
So I reiterate: What sort of moron would insist on driving a wedge between us and our sports? 
You know the kind: A golfer.
“Golf is a good walk spoiled.” - Mark Twain
“Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.” - Dave Barry
"Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps." - Tiger Woods
We have a country club golfer for a "President." While the rest of the country was mourning the death of John McCain, he went golfing
Now he wants us to stop paying attention to the sports teams that we have been following all our lives. Because he believes that we should all pay more attention to a song for which he is himself unclear on the words. He won't have our sports champions over to his house because they don't agree with one another. Barack Obama used to golf with John Boehner. And he had a pretty sweet jump shot. Our current "President" says he should have left college basketball players in jail
What a moron. 

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