Relationships in SportsShareThis
Yesterday was awesome. It was just one of those rare, things-are-going-great days.
On top of that, I dug up a good half-dozen topics, a few of which are column worthy. Let’s attack the rest in a happy awesome Thursday party edition.
First, here’s some shit I’d straight up dance alone to.
…it was that or Ice Cube’s “Today was a good day.” Beggin’ won.
How about Tiger winning Athlete of the Decade (as voted by the Associated Press) yesterday? Does that come with a cash prize to split with his soon-to-be ex-wife? Or does he at least win a new girlfriend or two? Somebody help a playa out, the guy must be in a serious drought (Ohh, we’re all having fun at his expense. Check out the Sports Pickle entry after Tiger announced he was taking a leave of absense from golf, titled: ”Elin Woods Taking Indefinite Leave of Absence From Tiger’s Penis“).
He definitely deserves the title “Athlete of the Decade”. Dude won a dozen majors and conquered everything in his path. …Eh? Eh? You’re readin’ my mail on that, …aaaalright!
But speaking of Tigeresque men…
CBS Sports writes a must-read article on infidelity in the NFL. It’s a pretty depressing look at the ho-hum attitudes some guys have about the girls on the side that some of the players admit to having (the article set out to see if the death of Steve McNair at the hands of his mistress had an effect on guys. It did for a bit, but then that one chick was soooo hot, and they totally forgot).
I’ve always liked Kris Jenkins of my NY Jets, who I think gives the most likable, reasonable view on the topic: (which, incidentally, is the same one a 13 year old would give) “If you’re going to be married, be married.” The views that were least valid came from Kurt Warner, strictly because choosing to have seven kids proves you’re utterly devoid of the tiniest sliver of good judgement.
Reggie Bush makes a good point about how so many NFL marriages crumble after players leave the game. He says guys should do some mandatory counselling to help the transition from being at the compound 40 hours a week, in the spotlight and glorified, to family men. Which is a really good point, but I think they edited the part where he said “and I dated Kim Kardashian cause-a that fat ass.”
It’s typical for these NFL players to come from nothing, get rich, and get married. Unfortunately from there, the article says players seem to immediately place their wives in the role of their mothers, which de-sexualizes the wife, and hyper-sexualizes other women.
Anyways. Worth a read.
Sooo, people use Twitter now, and I don’t sense it’s going away anytime soon. Since that’s the case, can we contact the good folks running the show and have them take the pre-teen factor out of the site? Do I really have to call a post/entry a “tweet”? I’m still not over this.
People occasionally make really good points, or link to wonderful articles through Twitter. I reeeeally don’t feel like it’s necessary for the site to embarrass it’s users with all the pretty-blue-bird-tweety aspect.
So stop putting the “tw” in front of normal words. I follow the New York Times sports section, TIME magazine and NHL news sources, yet I’m supposed to refer to these respected people as my “tweeple”. Rot in hell and die, Twitter.
Yayyy, fun Thursday edition!