Looking for 3 good reasons...
Obviously, my summer internship is far and away less exciting than all of your summer associate-ships. And to think of the exponentially less wages I am earning. Sniffle.
Well, beware LYMA lawyers: money corrupts. Look no further than any news outlet in America. Every nook, cranny, crevice, and corner of American sports seems to be hiding something awful, something corrupt, something greedy. The word "sports" fails to conjure up the memories it used to: "John Stockton from midcourt..." or the first year I snuck over to my friend's house to watch Superbowl XXV or cheering Sid Bream home during the 1992 NLCS.
Nowadays the word "sports" takes me to a place where the greatest bicycle race on earth is now a traveling joke. A place where the all-time homerun record makes more people shake their head in disgust than excited. A place where one of the world's richest men electrocutes animals. A place where the mob - THE MOB!! - has tarnished the integrity of professional basketball.
In short, sports are dead. I'm done. I haven't watched a single sporting event for 3 months. I was tired of the controversy last May. And recent events have only validated my decision.
Can somebody please give me 3 good reasons to care again? I'll even accept suggestions sent from your Blackberries.