Sunday, May 29, 2011

coach

I'm not a big sports fan. You will rarely find me taking time to watch any game on television although I have to say I was rooting for the Lakers to do a three-peat until they fizzled out this year.

It seems that the Lakers have made the most absolute stupid, dumbest, idiotic, who's-ridiculous-idea-was-that move in hiring the new coach, Mike Brown. Even people who aren't basketball fans are stepping in and talking about what a bad move that is.

Me, I don't know because like I said, I'm not a big sports fan. I only become a fan if my team happens to get into the finals of whatever sport they happen to be playing.

I think no matter who the Lakers hired as coach there would be criticism. Because when it comes to people being involved in anything, it is pretty much DIYD, DIYD (damned if you do, damned if you don't). People just can't wait to say, "I told you so!"

On top of that, the new coach has a hard act to follow. Whoever they hire is going to be no Phil Jackson. That reminds me of when John Wooden retired after his incredible run at UCLA. Now that was an impossible act to follow, a setup for failure. Unless his successor managed to go undefeated and win another NCAA championship, they were doomed.

And Gene Bartow was indeed doomed. People were calling for his head even before the season started and once that first loss happened, well, it was only a matter of time before he was gone. There is NO ONE who could ever follow John Wooden. He is the greatest basketball coach of all time and also an outstanding person, and I'm sad he is no longer with us because he truly set an example of how the rest of us should behave.

So I look with amusement at all the furor going on over poor Mike Brown.

Hey, it's just a game. A game where it's all about having enough money to attract the right mercenary to gun for your team for a little while until someone else offers more money.

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