Tuesday, June 12, 2007

USA Today Never Heard of Tillman

Michael David Smith of, well, every site (lets go with AOL FanHouse) found this nugget on USA Today’s site about the 25 most important sports events in the world over the past 25 years. And what a surprise, the Boston’s 2004 World Series title is No. 1. Who wrote this piece (of expletive)? The Sports Dork?

MDS makes a great point as in, where is Pat Tillman? Easily the biggest story in sports over the past 25 years, maybe longer. Nothing signifies how much athletes and their importance has fallen out of touch with the common man than Pat Tillman and what he sacrificed.

Baseball players Bob Feller and Ted Williams, golfer Bobby Jones, along with numerous professional athletes put their careers on hold after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. America’s professional athletes like Michael Strahan and the New York Yankees mugged for cameras by waving American flags prior to games post 9/11. Yet somehow the morons at the USA Today didn't feel that Tillman was as noteworthy as some baseball team with the second-highest payroll in the league winning the World Series.

Man, that newspaper isn't fit enough for Papagorgio (THN's official mascot) to piss on.

4 comments:

Jake Plummer said...

They should have run a story about how awesome Pat and his best pal Jake were.

Conrad Bain said...

They left out Tillman because you can't mention the Tillman story anymore without bringing up President Ass Clown's sickening exploitation of Tillman's service and the lies Bushco generated regarding his death. To do so would turn a sports story political and run the risk of offending their sensitive Dittoclown readership. Better to leave Tillman in the ground than remind people we're at war.

Diane said...

What Conrad Bain said . . .

Thankfully though, the Tillman family refuses to go quietly into the night

NFL Adam said...

No kidding. Great take, Bain.