2.10.2012

I'm A Sport Observation Genius

Big time LA columnist today:


Me a few days ago:

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Skippy, You are a genius. You have a knack for grasping the obvious.

Anonymous said...

"I am a sports observation genius." Did you realize that while you were on the 13th tea box?

Anonymous said...

If the definition of genius is someone who points out the pointless, you're one.

Anonymous said...

You stated as fact that the fans care more, Bill Plaschke merely poses the question.

I still don't understand the public perception that the losers of a major sporting event must show remorse, or crawl under a rock and live out their offseason in obscurity, crushed by failure.

Tony Romo said it best a few years ago when he said something to the affect that if losing a playoff game was the worst thing that ever happens to him he is a pretty lucky guy. Maybe he never wins a super bowl, but down deep I can't help but think he is a much more grounded guy than say a Tom Brady, or Peyton Manning. His complete identity isn't wrapped up in just being a football player and managing his legacy, I think he has a little more to him than that.

Anonymous said...

Interesting observation. Genius, no. That's a lead pipe sinch.

Jack Daniels said...

Sinch? Good grief. See 3a below.

cinch    
noun
1. a strong girth used on stock saddles, having a ring at each end to which a strap running from the saddle is secured.
2. a firm hold or tight grip.
3. Informal .
a. something sure or easy: This problem is a cinch.
b. a person or thing certain to fulfill an expectation, especially a team or contestant certain to win a sporting event: The Giants are a cinch to win Sunday's game.

You are welcome

Anonymous said...

You can't be a successful, elite athlete in any sport on the basis of "it's just a job". What it takes to achieve the highest level is not possible unless there is passion and desire that goes beyond dollars. Unfortunate that this guy is getting blasted for letting off steam at a party. Don't we think that other players did so "behind closed doors" with their wives...or headed for vacation...or etc. etc. etc. Only difference is that there was no idiot with a cellphone.

Anonymous said...

Nailed it.

You are the 501 pound gorilla of sports commentary.

Dale Hansen should be looking over his shoulder

Triple Fake... said...

Badda bop bop ba!
No turning of the head...mind if I use my rearview mirror? The ol' neck don't work as well as it used to, chief. Have you seen the size of my ginormous noggin?

Triple Fake Dale Hansen

Anonymous said...

Yes yes, hunks with their shirts off. Please make this a daily thing for us gals just like you horny followers.

Anonymous said...

or......has "big time LA columnist" been reading your blog?