FOR MARCH 26--APRIL 2, 2018
SEEING RED AGAIN
Should we all forget the abhorrent behavior of Tiger Woods(above) just because he is playing good golf again? What happened to the trail of damage (particularly to his children) he left in his path? As for his "ability to never acknowledge the crowd," that wasn't determination but a sheer indifference to the people who cheered for him. I'll watch the Masters, but I will be cheering against Woods, not for him.
CALL ME BY MY NAME
It was noted in the POINT AFTER column that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has claimed that he didn't have oversight of the team's business side. It's good that he found someone new to handle those responsibilities, hiring CEO Cynthia Marshall in February. But I could have suggested another candidate: the writer of the column, Melissa Weishaupt(left).
Let me get this straight: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Mel Ott, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Pete Rose, George Brett, Tony Gwynn, Ken Griffey Jr., Albert Pujols and ... Josh Donaldson? If a career .277 hitter (with one season above .300) is the next evolution of MLB hitting, then maybe the rock band Devo was right in choosing its name: Instead of evolving, mankind is actually beginning to regress.
WHY. WE. WATCH.
I couldn't believe that No. 16 UMBC's win over No. 1 Virginia, the biggest upset in the history of men's college basketball, got only a brief mention in this issue. Sure, Loyola-Chicago(below) has a great story, too, but have we become so obsessed with what's next that we can't look back and appreciate a great sports moment?
WHAT'S THE RUSH?
A few years ago I had an epiphany while watching Duke play Wisconsin in the NCAA title game. I'm a lifelong Blue Devils fan, but I found myself feeling happy for the Badgers' seniors and conversely disgusted watching Duke's talented freshmen essentially audition for the NBA. I'm sick of the one-and-dones in Durham and everywhere else.
New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
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