Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Wide World of Sports

February always seems to get me depressed. Maybe it's the lingering sensation that Winter will never, ever end. Or maybe it's the fact that there's just nothing good on TV.

1) President Obama attended a college basketball game between Georgetown and Duke on Saturday, and even "provided about seven minutes of nationally televised hoops commentary in the second half..." Also, "After a referee made a call that went against Georgetown, an obscene chant was cut short after one student admonished another, 'Dude, the president of the United States is right there.' "


2) Meanwhile, the Justice Department has recently announced that it is "considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series," including determining whether or not the BCS can be sued under the Sherman Antitrust Act, or if the Federal Trade Commission can act against the BCS under consumer protection laws. Because if there's one thing that American consumers need to be protected from, it's the BCS.

3) And, finally, Allen Iverson has been selected as a starter for the East in this year's All-Star game. Just for the record, Iverson is averaging 14.7 points, 4.3 assists, and 2.9 rebounds per game on 43.5% shooting for a team that is currently 16-31 and is currently tied for 10th place in the mediocre Eastern Conference. Plus, he got cut by the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this year.

And we can't even blame this one on China.

But don't worry, America. Opening pitch is only 28 days away.

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