The Pryor Times


March 27, 2012

Big-time sports just a click away

Went through a couple of batteries in the TV remote over the weekend. Blisters began to form on both thumbs.

Big weekend on the small screen. Hoops and golf.

Tracking the progress of Tiger Woods and the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday was agonizing, surpassed in fervency only by Sunday’s pursuit of Tiger Woods and the Kansas Jayhawks.

Tiger opens with a one-shot lead. Click.

Jayhawks hit first shot. Click.

Tiger rips a 3-iron to the green. Click.

Jayhawks miss a 3-pointer. Click.

Car commercial. Click.

Beer commercial. Click.

Tiger stretches lead to three. Click.

Jayhawks move in front by five. Click.

Tiger’s opponent in the sand. Click.

Jayhawks’ opponent at the free-throw line. Click.

More car commercials. Double click.

Tiger gains another stroke. Up four. Click.

Jayhawks run off six in a row. Up eight. Click.

Tiger  reaches the 17th tee, in command. Click.

Jayhawks inside one minute, in control. Click.

Tiger finishes off Graeme McDowell by five shots to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Click.

Jayhawks turn back the North Carolina Tar Heels by 13 points to advance to the Final Four. Click.

A smile from Tiger. A handshake. Click.

A smile from Kansas coach Bill Self. An exchange of high fives. Click.

An interview with Tiger. Click.

A few words from Bill Self. Click.

It’s tough being a fan.

So many sports. So little time.

The TV remote is one of the great inventions of modern man.

Ranks right there with the Barcalounger.

The next generation of TV remotes, though, should operate on voice command.

Give these thumbs a break.


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