I have tennis on the brain this week. Or as Geoff Peterson would say –
I’ve been watching the French Open as much as humanly possibly on this side of the drink.
I bought my tickets to the US Open yesterday — one of the best things about living in New York City — through the American Express advance purchase sale.
(Because membership has its privileges….)
And I am already looking forward to watching Wimbledon over the Fourth of July holidays right here at home.
I hear rumors on Facebook and Twitter that the NBA playoffs are going on somewhere, but seriously — how can people even think about ‘pro’ basketball — when there is so much tennis going on??
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I hate this column.
But that no doubt was sportswriter Greg Couch’s intent.
In the maiden days of March Madness, he has the nerve to suggest that NBA basketball is more exciting, its superstars more beloved.
College basketball will always be about more than agent negotiations and the biggest payday.
In the NCAA, bad behavior happens, yes, but it’s not celebrated and encouraged and splashed all over Twitter and Facebook and Entertainment Tonight. Breaking rules equals sanctions and suspensions and no tournament play.
The college players and teams on the floor this weekend and the weekends to come in March have earned their berth. With talent. Dedication. Teamwork. And with thousands of students and alumni behind them who won’t change their allegiance due to geography or money or scandal or a losing season or two.
The NBA can never buy that.
So, Greg, feel free to sit back and watch the overpriced players in the NBA run and gun every night of the week. Just don’t get too comfy.
Your favorite might be playing for the other guys tomorrow.
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Sometimes, you just need someone to blame.
And this week…that someone is LeBron James.
A guy in Michigan told the policeman who pulled him over for DUI that LeBron’s decision to go to the Miami Heat was the reason he was drunk. No lie.
Of course, since he was drunk, he kinda got the facts wrong. He thought LeBron was with the Boston Celtics — instead of the Cleveland Cavaliers — but it was still upsetting, so that was why he drank too much.
It was clearly LeBron’s fault.
Which got me to thinking — we can all milk this situation for a couple of more weeks.
I mean, LeBron milked his announcement — which should have taken all of 30 seconds — into an hour television special. And the ESPY Awards were able to milk it yet again into a hilarious sketch on Wednesday night’s show.
Why shouldn’t we all blame LeBron for something this week?
Can’t pay your rent? It’s LeBron’s fault. Miss a work deadline? LeBron made me do it. Cheat on your wife? Did you see what LeBron did? I had to, man.
Use your brain. Throw the blame.
It’s LeBron’s fault.
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