Thursday, July 03, 2008

Stuff other blogs are going to beat to death

I'm sure I could think of a great one liner if I had the energy or inclination. But, instead I'll just say this:

Get. This. Crap. Out. Of. The. Sports. Section.


krister said...

then they should also take out from the sports section the crime sheet of the NFL, the $$ of the star signings and just stick to the athletics - a move I would say YES!! to.

Mike said...

It does seem something more inclined for People Magazine or Perez Hilton than the sports section of the Globe & Mail, that's for sure! This doesn't impact the game, I can understand why krister thinks the other stuff should go but at least that deals directly with the sport, whereas a divorce doens't have an effect on possible player suspensions, salary cap figures, etc.

krister said...

If you think the emotional baggage of a divorce doesn't affect a player you have obviously never been married.I speak as someone who has 'been there, done that' as well as dealing with divorce and its effect on people as part of my livelihood.

Mike said...

Have never personally been divorced, I've never been married. However I'm not saying that it won't have an effect on him, and in turn yes possibly hamper his play and impact his team as well - what I AM saying is that this doesn't relate as well to the world of sports as stories on more tangible off-field elements (some of which you said should also be removed if this story goes).

I do feel a line must be drawn though between what is to be covered and what is not, because really there are SO many things that can affect a players performance that don't demand discussion on the national/international stage. So in my opinion we should really stick to things that directly impact a franchise, or else the world of sports would be digging FAR deeper than it ever should into athletes personal lives! Yea superstars already receive this kind of treatment, but that doesn't mean it's something that should be further encouraged.

Nip this in the butt, when looking for stories behind the score let the more tangible off-field stories remain (big contract signings, player suspensions, corruption within a league/association, etc.)