Sunday, September 30, 2012

Imagine there's no 'floppers'

The NBA is cracking down on floppers — those who fake being fouled to draw penalties on their opponents.

Sports Illustrated notes that “The ugly trend of faking physical contact began in soccer, a sport in which gamesmanship has given way to players writhing in false agony around the world.”

This is an idea that should be extended to all arenas of life. Imagine: No more exaggerated or phony outrage. How would political campaigns fill the news cycle?

No more airtime for those who George Bernard Shaw called feverish selfish little clod(s) of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making (them) happy.”


I don’t much care for basketball, but I think I love the NBA.

Jim Cornelius, Editor