Monday, February 3, 2014
Peyton's legacy, Gallagher gets mugged and other Monday morning musings
It doesn't get much more high road than African American players, former players and coaches taking part in the traditional pre-game reading of the US Declaration of Independence, considering their forebears were treated worse than cattle when that document was drafted. Concluding the segment with First Lady Michelle Obama was an appropriate illustration of how far America has come, and its potential to live up to its ideals.
Blaming the referees for the outcome of a game is the ultimate loser's lament, but that doesn't put officials above criticism if it's warranted. The blatant non-call when Brendan Gallagher was all but kidnapped and transported across state lines wasn't the reason the Canadiens lost to Winnipeg yesterday, but it was an example of the incompetent officiating that all too often casts the NHL in a poor light.
This weekend's PGA Waste Management Open in Phoenix is only my third most favourite tournament name on the pro golf tour, after the Discarded Syringe Invitational and the Chronic Dysentery Pro Am.