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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

No sporting life

It's almost halfway through June, the temperature is expected to hit 80 degrees in New Jersey today and they're still playing pro hockey. (It might end tonight in, of all places, Raleigh, N.C.) What a yawn!

That's not all. It's mid-June and they're still playing pro basketball. Unless you live in Dallas or Miami or have strong feelings about Coach Pat Riley, it's another yawn.

Aha, something special is going on. The world is riveted to one of the sporting world's great spectacles, the World Cup. In our many ethnic communities, what the world calls football and we call soccer is the only news these days. But for most of the rest of us - and despite the huge numbers of soccer-playing youngsters - it is yet another big yawn.

4 Comments:

Anonymous NickFera said...

It's interesting that you mention hockey, basketball, and soccer. They are all three what I like to call "opposing goal" sports. Two teams worth of players rush to one goal post (or basket) and something happens. Then they all rush to the opposite one. And so on. The athleticism differs from one of those sports to another, but the GAME is all the same.

Now baseball on the other hand ...

6:33 PM, June 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what all the fuss is about soccer it is even more boring than hockey. I would rather take a nap then watch two teams take 90 minutes to score 1 goal.

6:38 PM, June 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soccer, boring! I don't understand why they don't just shorten the field, it would make it much more exciting. The way it's played now, I would rather watch the grass grow.

1:48 AM, June 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hockey and basketball should be done by the end of march.
including all playoffs etc that are held for tv advertising purposes.

9:14 AM, June 16, 2006  

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