Memorial Day. Our Anthem. Blunders Magnified. It Just Disappeared. VAR in the MLS.
Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is now celebrated on the last Monday of May. The holiday commemorates all women and men who have died in military service for the United States. Please fly our Flag.
Speaking of our Flag…..the National Football League has put their foot in the sand regarding players respecting our National Anthem. While I am a patriot and a U.S. citizen, I don’t necessarily think that the National Anthem should be played before every sporting event. Don’t misconstrue what I am saying: if the National Anthem is played, everyone, including the players, should stand and respect the anthem and our flag. I just don’t think it is imperative to hear the anthem before a first pitch, kickoff, or jump ball. Now that I have you stirred up, remember to use the Comments section of the blog to give me back your take.
Real Madrid won the Champions League for the third consecutive time beating Liverpool 3-1. Liverpool’s goalkeeper, Loris Karius, gifted the game away to Liverpool, making two massive mistakes. Think Bill Buckner’s error in the 10th inning of the 1986 World Series game, where a simple ground ball found it’s way through Buckner’s legs. Or when Chris Webber called a timeout with his team trailing by two in the 1993 NCAA Basketball National Championship game – with the problem being that his team had no more timeouts. Karius’ blunders were mind-boggling and ruined what was a competitive Champions League final. He will need a sports psychologist after what happened yesterday.