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The Sports World Needs to Lighten Up

Apparently the media are as bored with the headlines they are writing as we are reading them. David Beckham makes his debut tonight, oh but wait, a bad ankle will limit him to five to ten minutes. Now America will be watching something else other than the over-hyped MLS debut of Brad Pitt in cleats. Sergio will enter Sunday at the British Open with the lead and every chance to blow it on the final hole like Jean Van de Velde did eight years ago at the same course. In addition, Sergio has a chance to break the title of “best golfer yet to win a major.” Who comes up with these angles on sports?!?

Kobe is not practicing for team USA for the first time ever, instead he is simply shooting around in between interviews about his indecisive nature on whether or not he wants to remain a Laker. He says that he does not want to be a distraction to the team and the reporters ignore his request and ask the same questions in 100 other ways. And now the poll of the day on ESPN is “Which accusations are most disturbing to you as a sports fan?” Your choices are Michael Vick’s alleged involvement in dogfighting or referee Tim Donaghy’s alleged NBA betting. These stories are accompanied by the question of where and when will the alleged “Steriod King” will become the MLB “Home Run King”. And will the commissioner, Bud Selig, be in attendance to observe the making of the largest asterick in Guiness Book of World Records history. Everyone is looking forward to the NFL season as a chance to see if anyone on the Cincinnati Bengals is out of jail and free to join Carson Palmer for the 2007 NFL regular season. Pac Man Jones… OK…you get the point.

It is time to hire Charles Barkley as the President and CEO of all sports and have him make decisions as to what is in the best interest of the game, regardless of sport. All of the commissioners will report to Sir Charles and the players and officials have to meet with Barkley one on one every time they screw up. The best part about interviewing Barkley about the state of sports as the new boss is that he would help every reporter lighten up. That is what the sports world needs.

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LPGA Golfer Michelle Wie – Truth or Consequences

OK – Here is my challenge: I must write this post about golf prodigy Michelle Wie in less than 88 words or I will not be allowed to blog about the LPGA for the rest of the 2007-08 season.

Ready Set Go!

Did you know that there is a rule that if you shoot an 88 or above in a round during an LPGA event then you are not allowed to play on the LPGA Tour for the rest of the season? Last weekend, Michelle Wie chose not finish a round in which she had an 86 with a few holes to play. She claimed it was a wrist injury, yet she was willing and able to play in a tournament the following week. This made many people question the…sorry…87



SPORTSPASTOR 2.0

Check out the new navigation on the left as you read this (SPORTSPASTOR 2.0). To take you around the SP horn, SportsPastor 2.0 will be the home of my favorite Sports Talk and Chalk Talk. Sports Talk will include my favorite of the sports headlines of the week. I will give my biased opinions and laugh with you at some of the crazy things that happen in the world of sports. Chalk Talk will be a coaches corner or roundtable. If you like to talk coaching x’s and o’s this will be your favorite section of the blog. Share the latest skill or drill you are using because I will definitely be sharing my favorites along with some offense and defense strategies. Keep your eyes open for some special guests that will be blogging in this area in the Fall.