Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Imagine how cool it would be to have a third, or even HALF, of the best players in college football play for the pride of their state in fierce off-season battles!
Hold on...did I write that this would be "cool"? I meant to write that it would be indescribably lame.
Of course, the best college football players already compete against one another every season in meaningful games between teams which have authentic, storied histories and passionate, genuine fans, just as the best baseball players do. A game between the U.S. and, say, Puerto Rico is like a game between (the states of) Michigan and Ohio. It's a way to kill a few hours if you're a huge fan, but does it provide 1% of the excitement of watching the Yankees play the Red Sox or Michigan play tOSU?
Yet such a sports travesty (and an inordinate amount of time and attention) is currently being perpetrated by ESPN and Major League Baseball with the fraud that is the World Baseball Classic. Such an ill-conceived debacle-in-the-making could only be hatched by The Worldwide Weasels in partnership with the geniuses who managed to scratch an entire post-season amidst unprecedented peace and prosperity, before closing their eyes, ears, and mouths during a steroids-fueled "comeback" for the once great institution of professional baseball.
Posted by IC at 2:03 PM