I have been trying not to listen to talk radio. I have been trying to avoid social media. I have been trying to stay away from the news. Especially on days like today. A day after a Bears loss, in the playoffs, short handed, to a very, very good team.
I think it is hilarious that people listen to every word that these so called experts say as the fact. I think it is hilarious that guys like Mike Wilbon, David Kaplan, Marc Silverman are considered the end all be all when it comes to sports.
I could give negative examples about each and every person that I mentioned above; however, that would make me a hypocrite. See, I believe this is the same thing that happens in youth sports every weekend or every night in facilities, gyms, and rinks across the country. The negativity that is spewed by one persons spreads to another person, and then to another person, and then another person, and so on and so forth. It is a like a beautiful bowl of fruit. If you put one rotten piece of fruit inside a bowl of beautiful fruit, the rotten piece of fruit turns the beautiful piece of fruit rotten.
The arguments that these talking heads and journalists make for ratings insight the public. They turn a fickle public rotten. One parent at practice talking about a coach, or a program, turns a content parent rotten. It makes a great experience for kids and families in youth sports not as fun. And as for the coach, he does not want to even show up any more among the rotten bowl of fruit. Even though the kids, the players are in a separate bowl, ripe and ready to learn. That is until they hear a negative parent talk and home and then the player bowl starts to get rotten as well.
It is very easy to turn from good to bad in a hurry. The way to fix it is simple. Turn off the negativity. If you are a ripe piece of fruit, when a rotten piece jumps in to your environment, jump out.
Congratulations to The Chicago Bears, Matt Nagy, Ryan Pace, and the entire team for making the playoffs again. Congratulations for competing through adversity, negativity, injuries, and a long losing streak to fight back and make a play off run. Onward and upward! Lastly, I would be remiss if I didnt congratulate and thank Theo Epstein for what he did here. A still laugh at the notion that people think that he did not do a good job. What a joke! Rotten fruit makes great fruit change in a hurry. Don’t let it happen to you.