Eye of the Hurricane

March 7, 2009

10 Things I Don’t Get in Sports

Filed under: Uncategorized — tranquilo1212 @ 12:16 am

1. Why there is a “Thug” bias against Miami. Florida State starts a brawl with the UM baseball team last year, Florida tries to do the same this year and FSU has a cheating scandal, players that beat up cops and don’t get suspended and a rap sheet long enough to make the Seminole tribe consider revoking naming rights. Yet, for actions that occurred when current students were toddlers and a horrific brawl with FIU (that’s not as unique around the NCAA as many would believe), good people like Jack McClinton are called “thugs” for a retaliatory slap, suspended players are called “thugs” even when the infraction is sneezing. It ain’t right!

2. Why there is a pro-Red Sox bias in media coverage. If y’all hate the Yankees so much, America, don’t pull for the ugly clone up the road.

3. Why anyone, ANYONE would root for the Clippers. (And this is coming from a Clippers fan.)

4. Why NBA arenas play DE-FENSE chants over the loudspeakers. Get real!

5. Why hockey is considered a major sport in America.

6. Why NASCAR races have to be 4 hours and 500 miles long. The first half is generally BORING!

7. Why a baseball-loving region such as South Florida can’t support their 2-time champion Florida Marlins.

8. Why the NBA and NHL have four 7-game playoff rounds. It brings down the level of play and makes the playoffs insignificant. Instead of no-room-for-error, like the NFL, we have a second season that lasts longer than the first, for arena sports, no less.

9. Why the NFL can’t have a longer season by a couple games. 8 home games ain’t enough for the greatest sport on earth!

10. Why people connect sport with life. When it all comes down to it, support is all in good fun. It should not take a 9/11 to remind us all of how insignificant sports are in the grand scheme of life.



  1. I read this thing and I think to myself what is this guy’s problem? You are all over the place here, and deep down inside in places you don’t talk about at parties you have some genuine issues. My responce to each and every detail you have just spewed is OH GOOD FOR YOU!!!! and nothing more.

    PS: Just kidding, you did a nice job!

    Comment by wood21 — March 8, 2009 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

  2. haha, love the Christian Bale shout out! LA-DA-DA-DA-DA!

    Comment by tranquilo1212 — March 9, 2009 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

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