In the End, No one Cared

You’re going to hear about the ratings.

You’re going to hear about how exciting it was.

We’ll hear about how people watched because you love or hate Duke.

In the end, no one cared.

I’m watching my local news this morning, and they haven’t even mentioned that game. Why? Because everyone knew who was going to win. One way or another, Duke was going to win that game, as I noted in that post. That alone makes it uninteresting and unworthy of tuning into. It becomes like pro wrestling.

You know what America doesn’t like in its sports? Familiarity. They don’t like the same thing, over and over. I’m not talking about a fan of a team, like the Cowboys or Yankees. They’re different because they’re bandwagoners. They’re losers who want to be winners by living vicariously through their sports teams. While we have to credit Duke being a good team, I’m sorry. It’s suspect. 35 years and you have one player who goes bad? Only one? Apparently, Coach K recruits saints. A denomination of Christianity hasn’t recruited as well as Duke basketball has. It’s all about Coach K anyway. The guy was going to stay as long as he could to get all the accolades he could.

Dean Smith was also a saint. At least until we found out they were cheating too. It’s kind of funny, when we finally find out what goes on in that program, they’ll get barbecued, but no one will ask why it took so long.

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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