To those that have expressed concern, been offended, or perhaps even outraged by some of the sports related topics I have addressed in the past, I would like to make one thing perfectly clear.
In no way, shape, or form, was it ever my belief
or intent to be "anti", much less hateful, towards any particular slice or
segment of society. I fully grasp, appreciate, and agree with the concept of all
men/women being created equal, despite whatever differences they may have in
various ways. However, in this day and age of political correctness, many are
fearful of broaching subjects that are deemed to be sensitive. I am not.
pretend some such things don't exist by conveniently ignoring the subject does
not make them any less real. They are indeed real, and while it's easy to write
"puff pieces" that "go with the flow", occasionally I take it upon myself to
step outside the box and take what I consider to be a totally objective, if
politically incorrect view. When doing so, I play no favorites, and "sacred
cows" are by necessity brushed aside.
Again, it is never my intention to be
discriminatory in any way, but merely to step up and address "third rails" that
so many others shy away from, as such issues occasionally intersect with the
world of sports. Yes, I can be blunt at times, to the point of making some
people uncomfortable, but it is not my nature to "sugar-coat" things. They are
what they are, and I fail to see how discussing them frankly should be
Each and every reader of whatever I write is certainly free to keep
reading, have their own pro or con comments published at the end of any
particular article, or stop reading altogether. My sports blog could be likened
to TV and radio in the sense that if you like it -- stay tuned. If not, there's
hundreds of other choices to choose from, so one need only change the channel,
or type, point, and click to check out something else if they so desire. In the
meantime, I shall stumble on trying to do the best I can.