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The Shame of the Game

A big black eye on big league sports.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
July 27, 2007

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The Shame of the Game
Wide world of sports? A globe of grief?
Hoop dreams are now nightmares.
Officially the NBA has done
what no one dared.

A referee who bets on games?
That's tech-ni-cal-ly foul.
Just how much will the faithful take
before they toss the towel?

The NBA is not alone.
The NFL's the same.
A quarterback who breaks the law
brings scandal to the game.

And what about the Tour de France?
Those cyclists are dopes.
They fail their drug tests right and left.
Their grade's a break-neck slope.

And MLB is not home free.
It's really dropped the ball.
The still let steroids on the field
as well as in Fame's Hall.

It's such a shame. These athletes
make millions every year.
It's criminal. It's scandalous.
Let's blow the whistle! Hear?
 

Lamenting for Lindsay and Her Friends
A prayer for young celebrity addicts

A Paris adventure
is what Lindsay needs.
Her habit just won't seem to break.
Perhaps spending time
behind bars (not in)
is what after all
it will take.

And maybe a Christian
to love her enough
and help her to understand grace.
To guide her to Jesus
and into His arms
where she'll weep
in his loving embrace.

O God please save Lindsay
and Britney and those
who are bent on destroying their lives.
Help them come to the place
of admitting their need
so that sober and sane
they'll survive.

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james byrd writes:
July 27, 2007
some people are made of plastic,some people are made of wood . and some people are up too no good, Lock them up from society long enough to get them to realize what they are doing to themself/and their familys, maybe they will give it up .pray for them.

Everett Wilson from The Partial Observer writes:
July 28, 2007
Thanks for the observations.
We should have seen it coming when the first check was written to a player, that something designed for fun would become something done for profit. When the rules get in the way of the profit, forget the rules!

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