Anyone else think the Masters is a little overrated?
Maybe overrated is a little stronger of a word. Maybe over-hyped. Seems like one of those things to me that you are just suppose to like if you are a sports fan and suppose to make into a big deal. It's made out to be this grand golf event but it's almost just background noise to me until you get to Sunday. I don't know, maybe it's just me.
This phrase caught my attention the other day when someone was talking about an upcoming playoff series. It's the classic talking head phrase of "This one is going to be closer than people think". What a cop-out line to use.
I hear it all the time in sports previews, whether it's college football games, or basketball games, or big sporting events. They'll ask someone for their prediction and they'll say something to the effect of "Well I tell you what, this one is going to be closer than people think." And then they go on to pick the prohibitive favorite anyways.
Just grinds my gears. It's you wanting to either look smart or make a bold prediction without doing either think. Either pick the underdog and put your name to it, or just say the favorite should win. Don't ride the fence and say the underdog will fight hard but ultimately lose. You're just trying to cover your ass either way. The favorite wins and you can say you picked them. The underdog wins and you can say you knew they were going to play well. It's such a cop out phrase that people in sports use and I hate it.
I didn't get a Three Count in yesterday due to various reasons but I had a lot of Tebow talk lined up after his home run in his first at bat in minor league baseball. The guy is a stud. I love that he is out chasing dreams, regardless of what people say about him. It's hard for me not to root for the guy.
And after bashing people in the topic above about riding the fence, I'm not going to do that here. I'm going to put my name on this statement.
"Tim Tebow will one day make a major league baseball roster." --- Alex Bollmeyer