Thoughts from an Island GirL.
We are being fed a lot of baloney regarding awards like the Heisman, BCS Champions and Cy Young Award winners. Writers and apologists have clever explanations why they vote as they do and you know what? It’s your fault. That’s right, you bloggers.
You upstarts have the gall to have websites and blogs. You dare question the writer’s dogmas and the writers resent you for that. How dare you?
So then, how do writers get around to mitigating the effects of blogs aside from marginalization of bloggers? They come up with clever rationalizations. If you call them on their shows and get to uppity, they just hang up on you, then bash you afterwards.
But sportwriters who vote on various awards and rankings, can affect the casual sports fan, in a way similar to hanging up. And the results are final. Remember Reggie Bush or O.J. Simpson’s Heismans? Ha!
Or this year’s American League Cy Young Award. These sportwriters know better than we do. If not for them the integrity of the games would be lost and undeserved winners would continue to garner undue accolades. A 13-12 pitcher.? Need I say more?
And even the umpires and refs have gotten into the act. Like their talk show counterparts, their renderings on close calls are as controversial as Bristol Palin on dancing with the stars.
Three incidents take front row seats in this madness.
1) Miles Austin hurdling a teammate after a TD reception. It was more intriguing than a violation of league policy about excessive celebrations. It was more about a portly middle-aged Viagra user, taking a rule to the extreme.
2) Arkansas/Auburn - There was first the phantom TD by Auburnand then the fumble by Broderick Green that wasn’t a fumble. The refs hid behind the call on the field rule and actually doing the right thing and the consequences of not doing that.
3). Appalachian State/Villanova and talk of irony. The guy with the funny name did not reach the end zone but because the play was called a TD, then overturning the call was very unlikely. Again! Remember those SEC refs? Suspended last year for being imcompetent. Need I say more?
This is the Christmas season. And as a gift for the coming, I pray for a little integrity on behalf of the media but I guess that is like Dr House getting a shave…. lol