His stats are impressive.
From time immemorial, his record remains unblemished.
And, quietly, he’s posted an unrivaled unbeaten record in every sport.
Though many athletes, including Hall of Famers, have risen to challenge him, no one has ever emerged victoriously.
Father Time stands undefeated, and this old guy shows no sign of relinquishing his perfect record.
Confusion compelled me to publish a new book.
Just look at the comic that starts this chapter. How many sports fans know what “running the table means’ and, better yet, how many can actually explain the genesis of the cliche?
As author of 34 sports comic books, I know a bunch about sports.
But, at times, some sports stuff confounds me.
I’m a simple, straightforward sports fan. I like order. I rely on logic, common sense and reasonable thinking.
Much has changed in sports over the years.
Athletes have gotten bigger, faster and stronger. Salaries have skyrocketed. And, ESPN media coverage has become ubiquitous.
However, some sports cliches, which should have succumbed years ago to obsolescence or political correctness, still remain in sportscasters’ collective vocabulary.
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.