I don’t comment often on the world of sports, mostly because my psyche has never recovered from the day my friend and former colleague Gil Santos, the voice of the New England Patriots and undeniably the best play-by-play guy in the entire NFL said to me….”Gary, stick to the news, leave the sports to me, because you don’t know if a football is blown up or stuffed.” Gil was a bit harsh that way….not to mention he often referred to me as a “French Baboo.” I don’t even know what the hell that means, but Gil, I do know sports….footballs are blown up and Tiger Woods couldn’t hit a bull in the butt with a handful of corn. Think about it!
Next to people in Hollywood, and everything is second to Hollywood when it comes to being incredibly stupid, the world of sports is next. I love sports, played a lot of sports, now watch a lot of sports, but please don’t let ‘em talk. I understand why sports reporters have to talk to them, but God it’s gotta be painful. Theee most difficult? Baseball players. The most unintelligible? Basketball players, followed by or just ahead of football players. The easiest to talk with? Hockey players….eh? By the way Bruins…..you looked bad this year. Speak of looking bad….the N.Y. Yankees are in next-to-last place in AL East……followed by…..the Boston Red Sox…dead last. And from the best I can determine, it’s not because Tito left and it’s not because Valentine came in…..it’s because they’ve got a clubhouse full of prima donna’s who listen to nobody.
Sort of related to sports; Proof positive that people with money aren’t always that bright. Some anonymous knucklehead just paid $418,250 for the baseball that went between Bill Buckner’s knees in 1986. Holy crap! That’s topped only by the news this week that somebody paid $120,000,000 for that ugly painting called “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. Yes people with money aren’t always that bright.
This rant filed 7-hours before the Kentucky Derby…… #3 with Calvin Borel on his back wins.
The following is HFR (hold for release) until after the race……Did I say I know sports?