How many times have you heard some pro football player compare a game to battle on a warfield and thought, "my Lord, these guys really think they're that important" or something similar. I know it's not just me. And, sure enough, ESPN.com is usually one of the first media entities to highlight such ridiculous statements by players because we all know that no NFL game will ever be comparable to what's happening in Afghanistan right now.
Well, the same should be true of comparing sports news to the state of the economy today. Especially when unemployment is damn near 10 percent with no major improvement in sight, the national debt ceiling is being raised because the country is something like $17 trillion in debt and the threat of depression/downturn/inflation/recession/[humdrum economic term here] is constant.
ESPN should be ashamed of themselves. We're talking about Roger Federer losing, not General Motors going bankrupt. Jeeez.