Death should never be “just part of the sport.” I don’t care what risks are inherently assumed. A sport, regardless of pay or status, is a game, and it should never amount to anything more than a difficult loss or a broken bone.
Yesterday, I wrote about Tiger Woods’ amazing win in the US Open. Well today he announced he’s out the rest of the season to have surgery on the knee he dramatically had to overcome to win the aforementioned tournament.
For us laymen, it sounds like an oxymoron. But Tiger Woods’ against-all-odds win on Monday had aura of a heavyweight fight in its final round, and as a fan of anything that dramatic in sports, even I was intrigued.
Why is everyone surprised with referee-turned-felon Tim Donaghy’s claims that NBA refs rigged the 2002 Kings-Lakers Game 6 in the Western Conference Finals? He got caught committing a crime, and like any two-bit criminal, he’s turned rat to save his own tail. The problem isn’t his squealing, though, it’s that we don’t want to believe what he had to say was true.
It’s hard to figure out who to root for in the NBA Finals right now. While the Los Angeles Lakers are struggling, and I usually support the underdog, I’m not quite sure I can stomach becoming a Lakers fan, even for just a week.