If you think political talk radio is a brutal place, you should try sports talk radio. In the world of news talk, you have a biased hosed with a political agenda attempting to spin current events to make you see them his way. In the world of sports talk, you largely have a field of minds so jammed with statistics and dates that they are unable to form a point of view on anything other than a simple Vegas line, let alone manage to try to find a way to spin the event for the mindless masses who tune it. This can make listening to channels like Mad Dog Radio on Sirius and XM Radio an exercise in frustration. Yet it is an exercise that I perform almost daily, and occasionally I call in to try to straighten some of these guys out. My latest beef? The New York Knicks.
In an effort to prove that athletes are not typically at the top of their class academically, the Phoenix Suns have opted to wear their "Los Suns" jerseys for their playoff games. The Jerseys are pictured below, followed by their usual apparel.
The team will be wearing its "Los Suns" jerseys for Wednesday night's Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs "to honor [the] Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation." Awesome.
The decision to wear the jerseys came from way up the corporate ladder, as team owner Robert Sarver suggested the team wear their Noche Latina alternates.
Notice, the word "The" doesn't appear in the normal Jersey. The word "Suns", however, does. So why not a Jersey that says "Sols"? Would it be too confusing for these idiots? Would they not know which guy to pass the ball to? But more importantly, why fly in the face of 64% of the people of your State, not to mention 51% of the American people?
And to answer that nagging question that nobody seems to want to talk about, no, this can't be all white people in the poll. Only 58% of the State population is non-Hispanic Whites. 30% of the population is Hispanic. So while the Suns may carry the support of their State on the court, they choose not to wear it on their chest. Perhaps someone should remind the Suns that they aren't playing in Mexico where "Los" means "the". They are playing in America where they are one vowel short of "lose". Can I buy a vowel?