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Thursday, March 20, 2014
#BuckFiftyADay: March Madness and Overall Stupidity
I like March Madness as much as the next guy, but I also
know it’s part of a culture in American sports that’s led to a lunatic’s
approach to sports viewing. Let’s forget about everything that’s happened all
year and focus on a single-elimination tourney. Let’s judge success and failure
on 40 minutes or a even a short series. Let’s say absurd things like, “He’s got
to make that shot” and “There’s no way you should lose to that team” and
“Another year down the toilet.” It’s rampant in an American sports culture that
has started to buy into the dumbest of expressions. Things like, “They simply
refused to lose” and “One team just wanted it more” and “Only one team showed
up.” Come on, these are kids playing hoops. If it were possible to want it more
or to refuse to lose, every kid would sign up for that.