Have you ever had to pick teams in a game of pick up basketball? If you have, you know that looks can be deceiving. Sometimes, the 6 foot 5 guy with the athletic build looks like a fish out of water on a basketball court. Other times, the 5 foot 6 guy that looks more like Jeff van Gundy than Michael Jordan ends up being the best player on the court. Sports are unpredictable. There is no such thing as a “sure thing” once the game starts. This is what keeps everyone watching. Otherwise, what reason is there to be a fan of the Charlotte Bobcats? Every game is a new opportunity for the unlikely to happen.
Sports are one of the few things that can bring strangers together and make them act like brothers. I met all of my best friends while playing one sport or another. Sports were something we all had in common and created a platform we could relate to each other on. The whole world comes together for events like the Olympics and the World Cup for the same reason. A dunk is a dunk in any language.
Sports are a microcosm of life. They are filled with comedy, tragedy, hope, despair and never quite turn out as expected. When I’m writing about sports, I’m not just reporting a series of events that led to an outcome. I’m analyzing and philosophizing about life through the scope of sports. I’m writing about the struggle, the defeat and the triumph. I’m writing about the veteran’s last stand. I’m writing about the first flashes of a future star. I’m writing about the changing of the guard. I’m writing about the light at the end of the tunnel. I want to write about sports because sports are a universal language that has themes that people from any background can relate to.
Brawl in Rivers State House of Assembly (State Lawmakers) in Nigeria. For shame.
Just a few questions:
1) Who is this red-cap Chief that gets to hit everyone with the club?
2) Is it just me, or was it the guy who got assaulted that got arrested and beat up by the cop?
3) What were they fighting for?
4) Did anyone else laugh when some voice in the background yelled “Who are dey?! Who are dey?!”
Interdependence > Independence. I’ll explain later.