"Will you keep politics out of sports, please. We like sports to be politics-free," tweeted incredibly self-unaware sports writer Craig Calcaterra of NBC.
Or is it that he's incredibly aware only of himself? My views, my feelings, my "truth."
That sinkhole egoism may not be in your best interests, Mr. Sportswriter. A kind of myopic fanaticism. Jim Jones land. Kool-Aid, yes; American flags, not so much.
Or perhaps TV man seethes with animus against the defining, enduring, and liberating mainstream meaning of the American ethos. Upon which ground, the magnificence of sport in America has been able to flourish.
You do realize that the U.S. ethos is rather remarkable for encouraging people to recognize, unpack, and develop their publicly actionable God-given talents and abilities?
But despise that liberating and humane ethos, and politics may be the least of your problems.
Check out how well sport is doing in Venezuela these days. I hear they're eating baseballs for breakfast.
Wrong kind of tweet in that socialist utopian clubhouse and you could be out. Really out. Out of a job and out of a life.
On the bright side: No more "politics."