Was it the New York Times that came up with the motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print"? Even the NYT these days has its potential news screened through a dozen filters.
The problem with news is that there is too much of it. The same with sports. Innumerable high school and college and professional teams; I don't even remember the names any more, and can't tell you off hand who won the last World Series or the one before that. Not do I remember who won the 2009 Super Bowl.
Too much information.
It should be no surprise that the local Lubbock newspaper--stress "local'--has no coverage today of Armstrong's crashing out of the Tour of California, or of that race or the Giro d'Italia, or even small-print standings in those races. Nothing about the latest Landis revelations and accusations. Nothing about Bike to Work Day.
"Sports" to the local paper means at this time of year baseball, basketball, and football, with a smattering of NASCAR, tennis and sometimes rodeo and golf.
To the newspaper's credit, there was a good piece by Matthew McGowan about Susan Polgar, but that was in the Local section. (I consider chess a sport.)
When I see that except for various items on crime and prosecution and fire, the only news in the front section of the LOCAL newspaper is about Bible class in public schools (now how the hell did that get into the curriculum? Comparative religions, maybe, but a straight Bible class to me is an obvious violation of State/church separation) and read the editorials and typical op-ed columns, I think maybe those of us who follow other sports ought to feel complimented rather than disrespected.
It is an honor to be left out of this newspaper.
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