Thursday, July 8, 2010

I have better things to do than waste my time on whose millions LeBron will accept

I’m sure they’ll get healthy (or maybe that should read “unhealthy”) ratings for tonight’s over-hyped LeBron James lovefest on ESPN. But these eyes won’t be among those glued to the tube to witness this latest example of wretched excess. Personally, I could care less what this narcissistic athlete on this self-important sports network decides. (Unless, of course, he stuns the world and opts to accept the Rochester RazorSharks offer.)

I am so tired of self-absorbed celebrities who believe the world revolves around them. Here’s a guy with remarkable talent who has yet to win a championship acting as if he’s God’s gift to the sports universe. If the choice were between King James on ESPN or a filibuster on C-Span tonight, I’d opt for the filibuster.

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So if LeBron merits an hour-long show does that mean Kobe – owner of five NBA championship rings – would merit five hours?

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I’ve always admired people who don’t forget their roots when they hit the big-time, so if LeBron had any integrity he’d stay with his hometown team and try to win a championship for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Methinks this whole idea of joining superstars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami could blow up in King James’ face. There may not be enough basketballs to satisfy those three massive egos.

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It has been a good week for this full-time author. Yesterday, my buddy John Kucko from our CBS and FOX television affiliate here in Rah-Cha-Cha was kind enough to air a feature about my new book: Buffalo Bills Football Vault: The First 50 Seasons. (You can view a truncated version of John's report at http://rochesterhomepage.net/fulltext/?nxd_id=190565 .)

And tomorrow, long-time friend and colleague Jim Mandelaro and I will give a lecture and sign copies of Silver Seasons and a New Frontier: The Story of the Rochester Red Wings at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown. With the assistance of Jim’s wife, Kerri, and her friend, Ellen, we’ve put together a pretty spiffy slide presentation with a bunch of great photographs from the book. Should be a blast.

3 comments:

Max said...

You belong in the Hall of Fame Scribe. Have a great time!

Lori said...

Hmm. If I turn off the teevee, bet I could go a ways toward finishing my Bills Vault review tonight.

And to echo Max, enjoy the day at Cooperstown! I look forward to reading about it...

Tim Z said...

I'll echo Max's comments as well. Enjoy Cooperstown Scribe. I find myself in awe of everything when I'm lucky enough to spend some time down there. From the shops, to the museum, to Doubleday Field and the picturesque scenery.... I cant imagine a more perfect setting for the Hall of Fame. I don't know why, but one of the things I look forward to the most is driving into town and finding the "A.A. Busch" sign where the Busch's home is (used to be, I'm really not sure). I love the fact the one-time Cardinals owner has (had) a summer home there.

Saw that John Kucko feature on your book last night. Very nice! I'm far from a Bills fan, but I'm definetly going to check it out.

tz