… is on the laughable Tennessee football fans who showed significantly greater anger over the departure of their coach than the plight of hundreds of thousands of Haitians.
It’s a pathetic statement on the way sports can rot minds, and how we’ve lost complete perspective on what’s important. Truth is, the Tennessee situation happens to be a timely example. Yet across America, from Duke and North Carolina to USC and UCLA, people play waaaaaaay too great an emphasis on wins and loses, triumphs and defeats.
I love sports. But I’ve gotta laugh when I see these adult buffoons dressed to the hilt in overpriced sports duds, their faces painted, their screams primal, taking out all their aggression on a 21-year-old kid. It’s lame. But also humiliating. And the odd part? Most athletes would agree with me. While they’ll always pump their fists toward the stands in visual appreciation, behind the scenes most athlete don’t get the loons, either. How many current UT players will one day wind up in the stands, faces painted, cheeks red? I’m guessing four. Five, max.
PS: Some of the letters I’ve received have been laughable. Here are a couple, sans names …