Olympic scandal is hitting the Badminton Court. What? Is this really a story? I know the British just received their first gold in rowing. I know Phelps won his 19th medal and now is the greatest Olympian of all time. I even know that the US is in the lead right now with 24 medals over China’s 23. But when there is lack of heart in Badminton, something has gone totally wrong with sport. The Chinese and Korean teams are blamed for playing less than enthusiastically in the first rounds to get a better draw. It is called strategy, and the Olympic committee can complain all they want. If you create a system that is not competitive just to draw out a tournament, then this is what happens.
What is the most ridiculous sport in the Olympics?
We go through many changes as we age, but few of us can ever get status to change our name. Recently, in the same chord with P Diddy, Hannah Montana, and Prince, Snoop Dogg has changed his name to Snoop Lion. After Snoop’s recent religious journey to the holy island of Jamaica, a Rastafarian priest suggested he is more like a lion than a dog. After hours of smoking weed and a minute of clarity, Snoop Lion appeared from the tent. He has also released a Reggae album under the Lion. He might also be heading to Celebrity Rehab soon. That is almost as weird as Dennis Rodman creating a children’s book.
What animal should be associated with your name?
With the dog days of summer coming, violence often heats up on our asphalt streets. We have a 12-year-old thug holding up 5 people in the Penn area during the daylight hours in less than 24 hours. We also have a strong show of support to keep a 22-year-old menace off the streets of Kensington. While the Philly gun courts are some of the worst in the country for convictions and keeping felons off streets, these two stories speak of the tension and problem that most of us have become immune to in the news. We have to send a stronger message about gun violence in this city, and the time to ramp up the message is now after the Aurrora killings. Many of us are hostages in our communities because of guns and thugs, it is time for legislation to fix it. An unregistered gun in the city should equal jail time and should be treated as a violent crime. Move if you don’t like it.
Do you think Philly should have its own gun regulations?