Life is short …   

Updated: May 18, 2007, 5:04 PM ET

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Last week there was a controversy in Chicago. A billboard went up above Rush Street. It read: "Life Is Short. Get A Divorce." The billboard was an advertisement for Fetman, Garland & Associates LTD law firm, an all-women firm that specializes in divorce. Although the ad (through an unbelievable amount of public pressure and political correctness) was taken down, its impact still remains. How powerful could that same statement be if we applied it to sports? The beauty in it. Think about it.

Life is short. Pull for players and teams that you hate.

Life is short. Only spit on players that spit on you.

Life is short. Stop cheating on your golf scores.

Life is short. Don't let fantasy sports replace real sports in your life.

Life is short. Consider Ultimate Fighting a legit sport.

Suns fans

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Life is short. It's time to forgive, Suns fans.

Life is short. Forgive Stu Jackson and David Stern for what they did to the Suns.

Life is short. Stop comparing every young athlete to Jordan, Woods, Elway and Montana, Ali, Federer, Ruth, etc.

Life is short. Celebrate bunts, layups and field goals.

Life is short. Drink mint juleps in November.

Life is short. Support the WNBA.

Life is short. Ignore A-Rod's contract, appreciate his April and pretend he's playing for the Red Sox.

Life is short. Read "The Boys Of Summer" … again.

Life is short. Watch the reruns of "Friday Night Lights" on NBC.

Life is short. Think of Dick Schaap once a day.

Life is short. Listen to Vin Scully's voice.

Life is short. Appreciate John Saunders.

Life is short. Listen to a playground legend tell stories.

Life is short. Shake a former Negro League player's hand.

Life is short. Thank Don Nelson.

Life is short. Don't write hateful columns about Roger Clemens.

Life is short. Buy a pair of $15 sneakers.

Life is short. Donate a throwback to a shelter or give one to someone who's homeless.

Life is short. Don't wait for a superstar or a megafight or the perfect rivalry to "save" a sport. You do it. Support it.

Life is short. Play soccer.

Life is short. Don't blame Dirk for the MVP.

Life is short. Watch Carlos Boozer ball.

Anna Kournikova

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Scoop gives us an excuse to run
a photo of Anna Kournikova,
and we're not passing it up.

Life is short. Stop hating Anna Kournikova because she's beautiful … and never won.

Life is short. Stop hating Jeff Gordon because he's beautiful … and always wins.

Life is short. Stop hating Terrell Owens because he is who he is.

Life is short. Stop calling Jose Canseco a snitch (or something that rhymes with snitch).

Life is short. Accept Giambi's apology.

Life is short. Don't hate iconic teams.

Life is short. Let the players play.

Life is short. Stop waiting for Bonds to test positive.

Life is short. Bet on the Sabres.

Life is short. See Sidney Crosby live.

Life is short. Be a ref for one game.

Life is short. See Charles Barkley's side of things.

Life is short. See Roger Goodell's side of things.

Life is short. Support the Saints.

Life is short. Don't judge athletes by the money they make.

Life is short. Stop thinking the Brewers are not for real.

Life is short. Watch less "SportsCenter" and more Classic.

Life is short. Bet against the spread.

Life is short. Let Sheryl Swoopes and John Amaechi be two of your kids' heroes.

Life is short. Do "the wave" at home. Once.

Life is short. Lose a game to a kid on purpose.

Life is short. Don't struggle with who's better between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

Life is short. High-five a stranger.

Life is short. Stop worrying if/when the HR record is broken whether Hank Aaron or Bud Selig will be there to see it.

Life is short. Don't be a lovable loser.

Ronaldinho

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Go ahead, try to say Ronaldinho three times without smiling.

Life is short. Say "Ronaldinho!" three times a day.

Life is short. Love 'Sheed.

Life is short. Stay up late to watch a West Coast game.

Life is short. Play Nerf.

Life is short. Build a baseball diamond in the 'hood.

Life is short. Stop blaming And 1 for everything wrong with basketball.

Life is short. Stop waiting for some superstar to fail or not live up to expectations.

Life is short. Stop comparing generations and eras.

Life is short. Give David Beckham a chance.

Life is short. Give John Rocker a hug.

Life is short. Get married … to sports.

Scoop Jackson is a columnist for Page 2 and a contributor to ESPN The Magazine. He's also the host of ESPN Original Entertainment's "NBA Live: Bring It Home". Sound off to Scoop here.


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