Opinion Corner: Days of Our Lives: local editionOne of my good college friends back in the day loved soap operas. I never understood the appeal: bad acting, worse plots, “Why do you watch these?” I asked. “The girls,” he said. “I should have known.” For my money, the only kind of drama more intolerable than real drama is manufactured drama.
By: Dave Selvig, Sun Sports Editor, The Jamestown Sun
One of my good college friends back in the day loved soap operas.
I never understood the appeal: bad acting, worse plots, “Why do you watch these?” I asked. “The girls,” he said. “I should have known.”
For my money, the only kind of drama more intolerable than real drama is manufactured drama.
There’s always plenty of drama on the Jamestown sports front, most of which never makes it into these pages, although it would make for some compelling copy.
Whether it’s an all-too-snippy coach, although they are few and far between, mindless coverage complaints, or this week’s all-timer involving a small group of ex-Jamestown College football players, it does cause considerable head-scratching
I’m very big into hearing complaints in one ear and then allowing them to quickly escape out the other.
If someone wants more details/dirt into what happened with the fight involving the five former Jimmies and a former teammate, well, you’re out of luck. I’m not sure what else can be done when those players are quickly booted off the team. It certainly was a lot more than what NDSU did when it was discovered several of their players were allegedly involved in the infamous voter fraud debacle.
Although, I think we can all agree that if a lesson was learned in this whole ordeal it’s not to drink a dozen beers and then take a leak in the nearest shruberry. We all have stories about what we saw or did in college, but we can all likely agree that is a good one to keep off the bucket list.
People like reading negative stories, as long as it’s about somebody else, or someone else’s team. A month doesn’t go by where there isn’t a stealth email or phone call that comes in trying to railroad somebody, often times totally fabricated or impossible to prove either way.
Actually, it’s a lot like those afternoon soap operas, Days of Our Lives: Jamestown edition, without the babes.
Sun sports editor Dave Selvig can be reached at (701) 952-8460 or by e-mail at email@example.com