Monday, June 25, 2012

Weekend Observations

The 40 year anniversary of Title IX was the major topic of discussion in the sports world over the weekend. Although I had heard of Title IX I wasn't aware of its profound impact on society and the world of sports as we know it. Thanks ESPN for educating me on the benefits and influence of this historic ruling. Sports is a universal language that everybody understands. It gives people a commonality and a frame of reference with which to communicate. Female athletics has come a long way since 1972 and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. Don't be surprised if you see a network dedicated soley to women's sports in the next ten years. Here are some observations over the weekend.

Several sources say point guard Deron Williams has narrowed his choices down to the Dallas Mavericks and the Brooklyn Nets. If those sources are correct the Los Angeles Lakers are in serious trouble. Point guard Ramon Sessions is an unrestricted free agent and the Lakers have no back up plan if he leaves town. Missing out on Chris Paul and Deron Williams in the same year would be disasterous for the organization.

Venus Williams got trounced in her first round match at Wimbledon by Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-3,6-1. Tennis players age in dog years so at 32 years old her brilliant career may be coming to an end. Considering her dismal performance against a relative unknown it's hard to imagine Venus playing at a high level much longer.

Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of sex abuse. I am thankful he is on suicide watch because I think a quick death would be letting him off easy. Considering the horrific nature of his crimes he should suffer greatly.

South Carolina is going for its 3rd consecutive national championship in baseball, but none of their players have been picked #1 overall in the MLB draft. Does this mean the MLB draft is insignificant or college baseball isn't very good? I think it's a little of both.

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