Thursday, April 26, 2007

There are some parallels to be drawn between my beloved Washington Wizards and new presidential hopeful, John McCain. If points were given just on effort and intent, both parties would come out victorious. The Wizards, despite missing their best two players, continue to give a solid effort, and continue to come up short. And John McCain, despite all the criticism that he takes for various reasons(we'll get to the later) never loses his cool, or slams anyone, he just methodically plods along quietly speaking up for what he believes in..gotta respect that. Both parties realistically should just give up. The Wizards are going against Lebron James and the Cavs, who everyone(including all the networks) wants to see advance as far as possible, since Lebron is a superstar, and the Wizards have no healthy marketable star right now. John McCain is 70 years age where politicians should be in the twilight of their career(Ronald Reagan not withstanding), but definitely isn't an age where you take on the biggest challenge of your political career in what is arguably the biggest election in over 50 years.

There are also big time flaws here..the Wizards have NO legitimate low post threat, they play minimal to no defense, and the players, even though they play hard, are just not talented enough to beat Cleveland 4 times out of 7 games. Besides Mr. McCain's age, he is having serious troubles raising money(he's excuse is he didn't try enough..really John? You are having effort issues and you want to run for president), he is a big time supporter of the war in Iraq, and he is alienating his own party by not supporting Bush's approach to the September 11th tragedy. The last similarity between the two? The sympathy factor. Everyone feels sorry for Washington because their best two players are hurt, and the assumption is if they were healthy, Washington would go far. But since they aren't, they've been getting a pass for their losses in the media. And McCain is a Vietnam veteran and a cancer survivor(that's like sympathy heaven right there) and I'm quite sure McCain realizes that alone will win over some voters and members of the media.

So, the fate of the Wizards will play out over the next few days, but McCain's fate will be slower and more agonizing, but I'm rooting for both of them..especially McCain because he is a HUGE sports fan. He's spoken out and led commissions against drugs in baseball and reform in boxing, and I respect that, as I respect my beloved Wizards. But there's no way in hell either of them are winning.

Been Caught Stealing - Jane's Addiction
I remember seeing this video as a 15 year old, and it was wild. Even to this day, it is one of the crazier videos you'll ever see. And the song isn't bad either..kind of different, but good.


hadassah444 said...

nice mixture Rashad...politics and sports.

The Cav will never make it against the Pistons tho!!

Jo said...

Definitely a wild video . . .

But since when was McCain a "big time supporter of the war in Iraq"?

Yo must know something I don't, because I heard otherwise . . .