Saturday, April 12, 2008

Thank You

As there has been exceptionally beautiful weather and plenty of awesome sports lately, I am feeling rather thankful. As it often does, ESPN Radio inspired an idea for me yesterday and for that I am grateful. In fact, I would like to thank the following for brining a simile/gratitude/satisfaction/etc. to me in the last few days:

Thank you Michele Tafoya for pointing out the East Coast bias that exists in sports. In fact, she pointed out the “east of the Rockies” bias that we are subjected to in the West. The phenomenon should be known as “ignore the West Coast” or something to that effect. Those who think the bias does not exist cite the South and Mid-West getting attention. Yes, they do – these areas are not the West, just so you know. Case in point: the NBA Western Conference is the most interesting story in the league with the battle for first place. What gets more coverage? The disrespect, but many aren’t excited about hearing how great sports media believes this single team is when an entire conference is clearly a much better story. Lisa Guerrero talked to me about this as well. It does exist people…

Thank you Unutzer for making very cool women’s golf shoes. Shano Designs also rocks for making very sweet ball markers. It is nice to see that there are finally less-pretentious options for the rest of us. Special thanks to Golf For Women for turning me on to these sweet fashions.

Speaking of golf, thank you Phil Mickelson for being a left-handed star of the sport (you too, Steve Flesch). Also, a special word of gratitude to Ian Poulter for livening up the place with his choice in wardrobe color at the Master’s. While we are on the subject, I want to also thank Tiger Woods for giving us all a benchmark and something to strive for.

Thank you Mike Golic and Dave Dameshek for making me laugh at your musings, rantings, and observations. I guess I should just thank ESPN Radio for existing.

Thank you Kobe Bryant for reminding everyone that Andrew Bynum needs to worry about healing his injury more than anything else.

I would like to give Rafael Furcal a special word of appreciation for being an exceptional example of what a Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop should be.

And finally, thank you construction worker Boston fan for allegedly burying a Red Sox shirt in the newly poured concrete at the Yankee’s future stadium. If it isn’t true, thank you storyteller for making a bunch of fans freak out, another bunch of fans laugh, and adding to the evidence of the East Coast bias.


George said...

hahaha nice red sox t-shirt story. who do you think you are? abraham linkin???

its ok... ive been slacking as of late anyways


Apryl DeLancey said...

Ha, ha, ha! I am far too wordy for that so I could only be his distant cousin, Adrian Linkin...