World Cup Ramblings and Some Perspective


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:23 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Jun 17, 2010 9:22 AM CDT

It took all of one game for me to remember what I dont like about the World Cup.  I love the event.  I love the pageantry.  I love being able to root for my team in an international event.  I even kind of like the vuvuzelas that make each game sound like an 8-year-olds birthday party.  But game number one between Mexico and South Africa ended in a tie.  An event four years in the making.  An event that will be watched by more people than any sporting event in history saw its opening game end in a tie!  Thats worse than like kissing your sister.  Thats like kissing a member of the band Twisted Sister.

I am stunned that we are a week away from the NBA draft and its getting as much local attention as a community theatre production of "On Golden Pond."  Blame it on realignment.  Proof that when someone threatens to change our college football in these parts everything else takes a backseat. 

I had a chance to go to the Childrens Hospital at St. Francis in Tulsa Wednesday as members of the OSU football team paid a visit to about 50 patients.  Seeing those sick children and trying to imagine what they are going through makes you forget college football and realignment talk and reminds you of what it truly important in life.  It was nice to see those players spread some joy and gain some perspective.  We have the story here on Oklahoma Sports.  Hope youll take a look at it.