Yes, folks, I have made a triumphant return to the world of column writing, and I know that all of you have been waiting for this day.
I must say that in my time away from the throne I have had a chance to sit back and truly be a spectator of everything that has been going on in the sports world. And I also must say that I am pleased with the state of the sports world today.
My only problem I can say that I have with sports is the fact that wide receiver Terrell Owens has not managed to put up or shut up. He has single handedly turned what once was the beginning of a beautiful National Football League season into one filled with drama and stress already.
I mean I do understand that he has been “hurt” but, damn, how long can a hamstring pull actually take to heal?
Life does not always have to be as complicated as it has been made by certain people. But players with the big head just don’t seem to be able to understand how simple things can be.
Too often athletes forget why it is that they are in the NFL in the first place and try extra hard to ensure that they can milk a team for as much money as possible.
T.O.’s situation could have easily been resolved by him just coming onto the field of play and showing more through actions than words. Everybody would leave him alone.
Even with all of the problems that the NFL has, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t take it any other way because football is what keeps me sane in this oh-so-crazy world that we live in today.
Even though I said I would not be ranting and raving, I ended up doing it anyway. But I am sorry for that.
You know what? On second thought, no I’m not. I felt that I needed to say that, so I did. If you don’t like it, deal with it.
But on to local business for those of you who don’t care about the professional sports world.
The Grambling Tigers are on their way to yet another wonderful season in the SWAC. I am looking forward to this season more than any of the previous seasons that I have been here because we basically have a new squad of young men who are ready, willing and able to showcase their talent to the world.
I am glad that this football season has come back around, and I am definitely looking forward to watching the G-Men in action this year.
If you have the time to spare, I think you should check out the G-Men this season because you might be in for a pleasant surprise.
Wendell Graves is a graduate student from Shreveport.