Cowherd goes long
When I read Kevin Cowherd's column complaining about the way some pre-game singers perform irritating vocal gymnastics with the National Anthem and stretch it out way too long, I had only one reaction:
I don't watch the clock during the anthem, but I've got a simpler rule than Kevin. If you can't hold your breath through it, then it's too long, unless you have asthma or something.
However, I have to get in Kevin's grill today. I've also got certain rules for sports columns. Like, if you're writing about the insufferable anthem showoffs, the column should be no more than 700 words. Cowherd was right on the money in his first column, but when he went for a second bite at the anthem in today's print edition, he stretched the subject out to a total of about 1,500 words.
For that, he should be forced to listen to the Roseanne Barr version of the anthem every day for a month.