As September winds down and we rapidly approach October and playoff baseball, I notice my utter indifference as standings and teams fly across the ESPN bottom line. It might as well be a stock ticker for all I care. Meanwhile, my friends from Michigan watch anxiously, checking the Royals scores, aching for the day that the Tigers finally clinch and they can celebrate or whatever happens when a baseball team does something good.
To be honest, I’m jealous. Baseball season used to be my thing, especially September baseball. There’s nothing more exciting than that final chase. Seeing how my team is doing, cursing at teams that lose to my rival like they personally wronged me. There’s nothing like it.
As a Chicago Cubs fan it is difficult to pinpoint the most depressing thing that has happened in the past 100 years. It is even difficult to nail the most depressing thing in my 21 years as a fan. The 2003 disaster will always have a dark, joyless part in my heart. 2007 and 2008 were equally gut-wrenching. But the 100 year anniversary of Wrigley Field is by far the most depressing thing to happen since the team got bad again. Continue reading
In case you don’t read or watch basketball, Dayton won a pretty big basketball game over the weekend to make their first Sweet 16 appearance in 30 years. Following the massive victory over Syracuse, students flooded to “the ghetto” (as they lovingly refer to that part of campus) and had a massive celebration that included a burning couch and, allegedly, a little bit of tear gas.
If you haven’t seen or heard anything about it, this morning on the Today show, Matt Lauer interviewed Dottie Sandusky, wife of Jerry Sandusky, and journalist/filmmaker Jason Ziegler.
You can watch and read for yourself all of the quotes but I just have a few questions.
Why is this woman not in prison? Or even further, why in the world would anybody want to listen to this lady?