I love Chinese buffets. I just think they are fantastic. One of my favorite things to do as I stuff myself is look at the little flyers that say “If you were born in 1987 you were born in the year of the Pig…” and then of course it goes on to tell you what other animals you would get along with and which ones you wouldn’t (if you have never heard of this Google it or something, heck, shoot me an email and I will google and do a blog on it). Well, that story is more or less irrelevant but if we did that same thing in America I think 2008 would be the year of the reject. Let me tell you why…
If your name is not Tiger Woods you are a reject in the PGA tour. I don’t think I need to do any more explaining about that. Yes, it is awesome that you won a major PGA tournament. It is too bad that nobody cares and nobody saw you becase Tiger Woods was not in that tournament. Okay, that is a little harsh because there are other good golfers on the tour besides Tiger. It is just Tiger is the daddy to all of them and while dad is away the boys will play. Alright, that was just stupid.
Kyle Busch, get out of here young man. Go find another ride. We don’t want you at Hendrick. So he just has seven wins so far for Joe Gibbs and is pretty much the story of the year in Nascar. That other guy who replaced him, Little E, well he isn’t to bad this year either but I think he has only one win. Seven minus one=Six.
The Boston Celtics. It is not really fair to put them in here. They had three great superstars but you still have to remember that just one year ago they were one of the worst teams in professional sports.
The New York Giants. Before 2008 they had that pesky little Manning fellow who looks like he is 14. He was kin to Peyton and Archie but some of us were starting to wonder if maybe he was adopted. I remember Tom Coughlin getting blasted all last year because he is to hard on the players. Everybody wanted him out of the Big Apple. Well, these two rejects pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history in one of the greatest games in sports history. There was also that guy named David Tyree. I think he may have done something kind of special in that game.
What comes to mind when you says Rays and Marlins? Umm, horrible baseball teams who tend to be at the bottom of the division by the first week and stay there the rest of the year. What comes to mind in 2008 when you say Ray and Marlins? Umm, great baseball teams who are sure to have a major impact in the second half of the season.
Josh Hamilton. Okay we have wore this story out but it is so good and it does so good with this blog. I remember in 2003 I was in current events class and I picked out an article on Josh Hamilton. To sum the article up it said the former number one pick is no longer in baseball and has more or less fallen of the map physically and mentally. Well one good season and another great season later along with 28 homeruns in one round he is back on top.
The Kansas Jayhawks won a BCS Bowl. Enough said.
I say all of that to say this. If you are having a problem getting the girl. If you have been passed over for the promotion time after time. If that college you want to get into to keeps telling you no. If it is your senior year and you have been turned down from the varsity team the past two years or whatever you maybe facing. Just remember, there are a little over five months left in 2008, the year of the reject. And besides if you do get passed over for the promotion just go to the closest Chinese buffet because it is impossible to be a reject while eating Chinese.