Wednesday, August 3, 2011

We Need a Break!

Major news stories this year have gone by with the speed of semis on a pre-dawn thruway. The debt ceiling debates, the dust storms in the west, tornadoes in the south and mid-west, the near default of Greece, the end of NASA’s shuttle program, the killing of Bin Laden and famines and droughts both here and in Africa are all stories less than a month old. The tsunami, earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan seems like ancient history, though barely three months gone. It gets a bit overwhelming sometimes. Thank God there is sports to occasionally take our minds off the relentless talk of financial and natural disasters….or thank God there may be sports to take our minds off the news for a few minutes if both sides of two of the three major US sports can settle their differences.

By Sam DelPresto