Monday, July 20, 2009

A Warped POV by A. Dacosta Brathway

July 20th, Monday/ I know that this post is not going to go over well but golf is a sad, sad sport! It's difficult to play, it's expensive as hell to play, and the prejudice that exists within the game is difficult to watch. But that is not my problem with the game. My problem is how it is covered by the media! Unless the winner is Tiger, no one else has played... Hell, no one else has ever played!
Why even bother to watch the game if Tiger is not playing. Tiger gets bumped out of the British Open and the tournament goes to shit. Lets face it, Tiger is not right since his injury. He may never be the same "Tiger" we have come to know ever again. So, what does that mean? No one else is playing? Is there anyone else worthy being reported on if Tiger is not there? I guess not! I hate watching golf because the great shots I see are not worthy if Tiger did not hit them, according to the reports. "This guy is good but..." "That guy is in the thick of things but..." "Tiger is not playing against the field, he is playing against HISTORY!" Well now he is not playing well against anybody or anything (i.e. the course, the weather, the players, HISTORY!) right now and yet there is always this disclaimer reported that, sort of, qualifies our belief (or disbelief) that what we are watching is a misnomer! And I am not even going to comment on the BLACK thing, except to say "...Don't be another BLACK player (if you can get in!)." It just seems like the sport of golf is single handedly choking the Civil Right Movement! You can be BLACK in any other sport but... Sure Tiger is BLACK, but even he does not claim it! And why should he? He would never cash in!

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