Friday, July 15, 2011

ESPYs: It Just Doesn't Matter

I cannot tell you how many times Bill Murray's "It Just Doesn't Matter" speech from Meatballs runs through my head on any given day...not to mention how many times I reenact it whenever firewood is near. It is probably the mantra for my entire life.

Especially as a Seahawks fan.

Well, it was just what I needed to hear/see/watch after the miserable ESPYs 2 nights ago - an evening where ESPN fans told Seattle in every way possible that WE just don't matter to them. Guess what, ESPN fans? It just doesn't matter to US. So, #12, rise up and behold, the greatest mantra of all time:

I'm not going to say that the ESPY losses for Best Play {Beastquake} and Best Upset {Saints Playoff Kill} and Leon's Comeback didn't hurt in a year where most every single other 'mixed' sport award went to an NFL nominees. Nevermind that even Seattle's Lauren Jackson didn't win best WNBA player. I guess a championship season with no losses at home, scoring an average 20.5 points per game, and being voted Player of the month for 3 months in a row doesn't count for much when you represent Seattle. Or maybe I don't know much about women's basketball.

Best play went to women's soccer. Whatever. National slights like these sting and remind us that it's hard out there for a #12. But we know that. And It Just Doesn't Matter.

And that's all I have to say about ESPYs.

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