NBA All Star Game (If a Tree Falls in the Forest …) … and Olympic Thoughts

George Commo’s Blog – Monday 2/17/14

My thoughts on the NBA All Star Game last night … if a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? I wasn’t there to watch it … only very briefly even thought about putting it on … apparently a lot of offense … no defense … a bit of a surprise that the inferior East beat the West but again … I really don’t care.

On the Olympics … there are two very distinct camps surrounding Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis … those who feel sorry for her and those who think she is a big choke artist. I guess I’m more in the feel sorry camp. How can you feel venom for an athlete who works so hard only to get slapped up side of the head over and over again? She said after her fall yesterday that she isn’t ready to rule out one more try in four years in South Korea. I hope she takes a shot.

On the other hand, if this was baseball instead of skiing and Bode Miller was in the running for the Hall of Fame would people say he only accomplished his numbers because of longevity? He took a bronze yesterday at age 36. Does he deserve credit for that or criticism for hanging around too long? I’m really not sure.