Posts Tagged ‘ sports ’

LeBronathon 2010: SHUT UP ABOUT IT.

Now, look. I’m a huge sports fan. I love the Browns, Indians, Buckeyes, whatever. But you want to know what really ticks me off sometimes? How seriously people take it. If you’re not a sports guy, or basically just been living under a rock recently, LeBron James, arguably one of the best players to play the game of basketball’s contract ran out for the Cavaliers. Ever since the season ended, there’s been controversy over whether he’ll stay in his home state (Ohio. He was grown up in Akron) or move somewhere else. Just last week, he announced, on national TV (tells you how popular he is: he can get a national TV special just to tell the people where he’s playing next year. -_-), that he’s leaving Cleveland to play for the Heat. Now, the argument around Cleveland is that the Cavaliers are the only good team in Cleveland right now (our city hasn’t won a championship in, what, 40 odd years?), and him leaving shows a sign of betrayal to his home state, and whatever. LeBron said in an interview, “I have to do what’s best for LeBron James.” First off, LeBron: That was a really shitty way of handling the situation. Do you really think anybody in Cleveland will accept that? You were basically a role model to every single kid in Cleveland, and your reason for leaving is because you’re doing whats best for you? Not the fans? Not a smart move. Second of all, Cleveland: Stop whining. After he announced his decision, literal RIOTS happened in Cleveland. Like, running through the city burning jerseys in the middle of the street riots. Look, people. It’s BASKETBALL. It’s not like race riots that happened in Oakland a couple of days ago. (Thanks Rebel FM!) I mean, seriously? Riots? People need to grow some balls(pardon the pun) and realize that Cleveland really is a crappy sports town, like it or not. Burning jerseys in the middle of the street is never acceptable.

American Ideals! :D.. D:

So, if you missed it, the USA just lost to Ghana in the World Cup. 2-1 in extra time. Some people blamed the referees. Some people blamed Ghana for the acting at the end of the game. But you know what I haven’t seen people blame yet?

The team.

I guess that’s American ideals; it’s never our fault. It’s always someone else. But, still. People: I hate to say it, but we didn’t deserve the win in the slightest. We’re lucky we even sent it to extra time. Our defense was crap, and whenever we got an offensive opportunity, we either curved it to the side or shot it into the 10th row. I’m sorry, you can’t expect a team to win when they play like that. BUT BEN, THE REFEREES LET GHANA BURN TIME! THE GHANA PLAYERS WE’RE ACTING! WAAAAAAA! Look. That’s good strategy. Shut your mouths, and give the opposing team credit where credit is due. Maybe that took it a bit too far, sure. But wouldn’t we do the exact same thing if it was us in the lead?

Speaking of giving credit where credit is due, I have one more beef. Why the hell are our fans booing Ghana at the end of the game? What are you, 5? Sure, I boo at sports events from time to time, especially when I’m at an Indians game. (SNAP! :3) But, this is international competition. The World Cup isn’t just another sporting event: It’s a place where not only do you show support for your team, but you’re showing support for your country. How do you think other countries will think of us when we boo them after they rightfully deserved the win? YOU BEAT US FAIR AND SQUARE! HOW DARE YOU! So people, please. Grow up. And you guys wonder why America is viewed as “Republicans paradise.” Sheesh.