100 miles to my south in Knoxville, Tennessee they are prepared to fire another athletic coach; the football coach. The coach is not winning enough games for the “win freaks” down there. Otherwise, he seems to be doing a good job, but otherwise don’t count. On the positive side this coach or staff does not spend so much of their work week in the jailhouse, trying to get errant players back on the field. That is a big improvement. Nowadays, college football is important for it’s entertainment value, and his teams are not dull.
Now, if we could only run through politicians like we dispose of football coaches we would, no doubt, be in better shape in Tennessee. At the Federal level, we did not have any turn-overs. A shame ! I would guess the football coach at Tennessee has a better won-loss record than Knoxville’s Congressman. Overall, the coach is probably a better fit for his coaching work than most, if not all, of the Congressmen in the state, are fit for their work. All Congressmen in Tennessee won their election by comfortable margins. These representatives, for the most part, have not contributed, even mildly, to the vast needs of the nation at this time in our history. Despite their poor records, lack of accomplishments, and general ineptitude; we elect them term after term and for some, even decades of re-election.
All this can only mean one thing; the people in Tennessee know more about and care more about football than politics. Do people value sports and leisure more than their government ? The evidence points that way. So messed up !