Monday, May 21, 2007

Perfect example

Listening to the radio this morning revealed an abomination. The Phoenix Suns lost their series, right? There are actually people who are emailing radio stations soliciting a website, or something like that because they felt that the officiating was not to their liking. Their whole pretense is to get a petition with 50,000 names on it contesting the outcome of the Suns series due to poor officiating and sending it in to David Stern.

There are many things wrong with this scenario. First off, Names on a website do not equal a petition. Who knows if these names are legit? Second, the NBA boycott will work like those don't buy gas emails you hear about...everyone will be on board until it comes time to pony up. Third, this is another example of people not liking that life is not fair. Guess what, life isn't fair. If this boycott doesn't work, how far behind are the lawsuits?

There is a lot of complaining that pro sports have turned into a farce. They have because we support it. We have allowed to the loud mouthed drama queens into the sport because they are flashy, then we complain when what used to be a competition between two teams becomes a stage for a few names who garner special treatment from referees because of all the accommodations mandated by sponsors.

What the sports fan has to realize is that the influence guiding the direction of the game is money. You don't have it and the sponsors do, so who do you think is going to win that argument? Internet boycotts won't work. Fans complaining while watching the games won't change the influence. Quit watching the games and quit going to the games...that will take the money away. Quit buying the jerseys and the season passes on tv. Quit talking about doing something and do it if it makes you so mad.

If we would all follow that advice, think about how good life would be. We wouldn't have an abomination for a Constitution. We wouldn't have to be embarrassed by our literacy standards. We wouldn't have to shell out half of our earnings to support a fattened government. This is all a pipe dream though because we can't even fix ourselves. Let someone else take care of it while we complain...its the American way. Our organizations are smaller versions of our society and the current situation shows that we reap what we sow. As a society, we make a show of doing something knowing that it is ineffective because it is easy. Doing something that really makes a difference is never easy so we figure we will just let other people do that.

In my first post, I said that there was a silver lining to every cloud, so what could the silver lining be with this? The silver lining is knowledge. I know what not to do if I want to avoid becoming a sheep, which makes my life happier.

Be good to one another,

Rev. Biggus

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