It’s deadly language is absolutely lethal and permeates the entire landscape of sports.
Grim jargon and murderous mumbling in sports don’t stop with just a handful of carcinogenic cliches.
That’s why I wrote Deadly Sports Stuff.
They’re given to aggressive players like The Cannibal.
And, they’re even emblazoned on college stadiums like Death Valley.
In spite of these notorious names, we accept them, along with other widespread mortal murmurings, as part of our country’s sports culture.
But, don’t blame me for the deadly diatribe.
Yes, unrelenting mortal utterances are ubiquitous.
I laugh when I see how completely the media’s shroud of deadly clichés, references and expressions envelop sports in our society.
This book demonstrates how fixated sports fans are on the macabre.
We applaud NFL punters for their mastery in directing punts into that eerie area called Coffin Corner.
We pay homage to fatal named athletes like The Embalmer, The Undertaker and The Executioner.
We admire the deadly marksmanship of a guy named Pistol Pete who was the greatest scorer in NCAA basketball history.
We proudly refer to two college football stadiums as Death Valley.
We even look back longingly at the 1994 Arkansas Razorback NCAA championship basketball team and their suffocating defense known as “40 Minutes of Hell.”
And, as fans, we revel in the excitement of Sudden Death Overtimes.
Sure, our country’s preoccupation with death and sports can make us wince. But, we voluntarily participate in perpetuating the deadly language of sports.
Admittedly, we all love it.
So, visit Amazon and download my new killer comic book aptly called Deadly Sports Stuff.
MIKE – thee ultimate talking head on sports!