The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea is nearing an end, but any memory of the Olympic winter “sport” of curling will be forever etched in my mind. It will haunt me like a fake Floyd Mayweather smile … Continue reading
The list is far longer than it needs to be.
It spotlights roaring races, organized parlor games and quirky contests that involve little or no athletes.
Skill and discipline are evidently involved in these competitions, but obviously none of an athletic nature.Continue reading
Before I pressed “publish” on this blog, I already felt an onslaught of angst directed toward me from NASCAR, poker, pool and curling fans of these non-sports sports!
I’ve braced myself for the avalanche of hate mail and prickly barbs that will soon come my way for the words I’ve just written.
But, someone had to write them. Someone had the express the obvious. And, someone had to take the initiative and expose the egregious coverage on major sports networks that these non-sports sports receive.
Check out the following excerpt from my new sports comic book Confusing Stuff in Sports.
I’m confident you’ll agree, too, that these non-sports sports shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as actual sports like football, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey and boxing.Continue reading
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games is officially over, but the memory of the Olympic winter “sport” of curling is not.
Following the hammer throw at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, I never imagined that my sports viewing standards could sink any lower.
Well, that’s until I caught the comedic competition called curling at this year’s 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Sure, I realize the Winter Olympics are officially over. But, the bizarre sight of skinny Norwegians sporting red, blue and white harlequin pants swooshing plastic kitchen brooms across an ice skating rink
has been burnished in my memory.
While watching the Hammer Throw finals at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, I never imagined my sports spectating standards could sink any lower . . . until I caught this week’s comedic competition called Curling at the 2010 Vancouver Winter … Continue reading