Saturday, July 10, 2010

Good Sports

I commented the otehr day about the lead-up hype to LeBron James one-hour ESPN special. I did not watch- absolutely no interest to me. As Andy Borowitz parodied it:

Millions Watch Rich Guy Get New Job
Wealthy Man’s Giant Payday Draws Huge Audience
Well, the Mental Floss Blog gave us a list of Ten Acts of Good Sportsmanship. These included a high school quarterback who asked the league to disallow his record-setting TD pass because the coaches had conspired to let him get it and the classy act of Detroit pitcher Armando Galarraga and umpire Jim Joyce after Joyce's blown call cost Galarraga a perfect game.

At least there are signs of sportsmanship somewhere in the great world of sports. Even if ESPN LeBron James and many others make us feel sad for the state of sports too much of the time.

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