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Friday, March 9, 2007

Bottom of the 9th & 2 outs

This week Sports Illustrated decided to go trendy!

Mar. 12, 2007 - As global warming changes the planet, it is changing the sports world too. Already, surprising and innovative ideas are helping sports to adapt.

Of course, mostly what the article talks about is how the various sports can adapt to climate change – Scuba ball! More fishing shows! – and nothing at all about what fans can do to cut down on their CO2 output (starting with fewer beer belches?) Nonetheless, the morning after the issue came out, they got 400 angry emails from readers with the message: "Stick to sports!"

What's really Illustrated here is not that sports fans like their news pure, but that people are starting to feel surrounded by global warming like a bunch of unlucky pioneers in Apache territory, and they just want to sit around the campfire and eat their beans in peace without so many damn ARROWS flying in all the time! What in the world is it going to TAKE for the media to stop bringing up these disaster stories all the time? What do they want us to do? CHANGE?

There must be some other alternative. Pass the chips. Urp.