I don't rant as much as I used to, I should bring that back...
There is a lot going on here. I recommend watching the embedded video as well. I enjoy the romanticized ideas of college sports being passionate amateur students pursuing a degree, it might actually be like that for some, but it takes considerable dogma to hold onto that view if you pay the least bit of attention. The most annoying thing to me is people acting outraged when they get reminded of the heavily blurred lines we all know exist.
Beyond that issue, which is too big for this blog, that link has some other interesting themes. Lil' Romeo is a celebrity that will sell tickets? Really? I know I'm not exactly in his targeted demographic, but this guy hasn't blipped my radar screen in years. For some reason, the deal was Demar DeRozan and Lil' Romeo or nothing. Wouldn't it have been enough to let No Limit Jr. walk on? Can't this guy cover it? Make em say uhhh indeed.
My second favorite part is when the high school basketball coach goes off reflecting on what it all means about our society. That turn I did not see coming. I love basketball, warts and all.
These fine places have linked here, even after they read it:
- Agree to Disagree
- Alana G
- And One
- Ball Don't Lie
- Ball In Europe
- Be The Three
- Blaze of Love
- Bust a Bucket
- El CAI a la ACB
- El Ilusorio Blog de Rudy
- Give Me The Rock
- KNEE JERK NBA
- Life on Dumars
- NBA FanHouse
- OregonLive.com Blazers Blog
- Peninsula is Mightier
- Peter Robert Casey
- Rip City Forever
- Roundball Mining Company
- Rusty's Blog
- Sport Chit Chat
- Steven's Triathlon Station
- SunSpectrum: A Phoenix Suns Blog
- The AltRaps Blog
- THE WIZZNUTZZ
- Trailblazers Talk
- Tremendous Upside Potential
- What Would Oakley Do?
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- Blazers vs Wizards: Why They Play The Game
- An End to A "Rivalry"
- Enjoying the doldrums
- Horrible What I Did To You: Greatest Hits
- DeceptivelyQuick BACK, MORE WISE, BUT STILL KINDA ...
- Making Amends
- Congratulations Portland State
- Hard to Not Love Shaq
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- That Knicks Game Was AWESOME
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- Toronto: Please Make Calderon Unhappy
- I Don't Totally Hate David Stern
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