A Few Criticisms

Number One — The Indiana Daily Student
So I don’t know where to start with this post, so I’ll just dive right in with Indiana Daily Stupid commentary.

If you haven’t seen the front of the second section of the IDS this morning, you should take a look. The leading article is this one. Now, just looking at the article online doesn’t do the print edition justice. The words “MISSED SHOT” appear in nearly 250pt font at the bottom of the top third of the page. You would think that “MISSED SHOT” referred to a bullet intended for the Vice-President that hit his hunting buddy in the face instead…

…wait, that did happen this weekend, only it was the Vice-President doing the shooting…

My point is simple — The IDS sucks. Ever since I had a DB roommate who worked there, I’ve been ripping the paper apart with criticism. I fear for other college papers since the IDS is considered to be one of the best in the country in layout and quality of the writing. Granted, I have some friends who work there now, but they have no role in the layout or writing of the paper.

Number Two — Indiana University Basketball and It’s Critics
Namely Mike Davis — A Critic of the Critics. After IU’s last-second loss to Iowa this weekend, Mike Davis, in an interview with ESPN, criticized the sportswriters who criticize Indiana Basketball.

I watched [Saturday’s] second half and you could see we were playing with no energy. It’s really a shame. They have no idea what they’ve done to the players.
–Mike Davis

For a coach, he sure shifts the blame for losses to outside circumstances. It’s never his fault, or the team’s fault in a loss, it’s either the fans’ or the media’s fault. That’s just unacceptable.

To flip the coin, those individuals who wore black to the game on Saturday aren’t true fans of Indiana Basketball. Wearing black to protest a team playing to tie first place… you might as well be Boilermaker fans (congrats to PU on beating U of M this weekend). Going into your home court with the goal of protesting a coach/team/whatever that is one game outside first place is appalling.

Number Three — The Ever-Changing Friends
I’ve struggled to find a good time to write these thoughts lately; a time when I won’t offend anyone. I’m tired of waiting. If I don’t write now, I’m going to forget what I wanted to say. This isn’t meant to offend anyone, just some observations I’ve made recently.

People change; it’s inevitable. We all go through experiences that make us different people. Sometimes the changes are drastic, other times they’re gradual. I’ve been noticing a lot lately that people who I once considered to be close friends are turning into the people I don’t want to associate with. For one reason or another, them changing or me changing, they really piss me off.

There are also those people who are changing with me and they are the ones I have been spending more and more time with lately. It’s just an interesting study in human behavior and something I’ve been noticing a lot recently…

That’s all I have for now. Back to work…


The End-of-the-Blog Rundown

Song of the DayLight of a Fading Star — Flogging Molly

Quote of the Day — “I think they get their commentary from fortune cookies…” commentator speaks again “…lucky numbers: 14, 38, 25, 16” — Jimi while watching the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.

Hero of the Day — Everyone who hung out this weekend for a great time.

Villian of the Day — Cold

Current Moodexhausted — Exhausted from the weekend…

Until the next post…

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