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For those of you who regularly read my blog you know I am a sports fan. I am a fan of baseball and football first and foremost. There were a couple of quotes related to those sports that I would like to comment on.
With his Boston Red Sox down 3-1, one loss away from the World Series, Manny Ramirez was quoted saying,
"who cares?" if the Red Sox don't get to the World Series. "It's not like it's the end of the world."
I will preface(you know I mean business when I say preface) my comments by saying Manny Ramirez is one of the best hitters ever to play major league baseball. And yes the sun would have risen had the Red Sox not won their place in the World Series. But to say, "who cares ?", is a slap in the face to every kid and adult who have played the game.
Right or wrong, fans live and die by their sports teams. Only 50 out of 300 million people get to play in a World Series each year. So it should be considered an honor to play in one. Boston, alone, had an attendance of 2.9 million people pay to watch them play in person this season. And as any fan knows, going to see a baseball game is not cheap. Who cares? Lot of people that's who.
Football is next.
My Chicago Bears are not having the season many predicted they would have. Some have blamed it on something called the Super Bowl hangover. Tommie Harris, Bears defensive lineman, said that maybe they lost their hunger just being in the Super Bowl last season.
How do you lose your hunger by losing the big game? That's like going to an all-you-can-eat buffet and having a bowl of soup. If anything they should be more hungry. The winners of the Super Bowl, the Indianapolis Colts, still seem hungry as they are 6-0.
As a fan I live vicariously through my sports figures. I believe had I not been disabled I would have played football and baseball. It hurts to see talented athletes waste or not appreciate the talents God has given them. I wonder if any of those athletes live vicariously through bloggers?