Posterizing > Putting?

I love SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.  Frequently, I am doing something else in the evening and when I realize that it is around the time for the Top 10 Plays, I frantically turn the channel to whatever ESPN station is playing SportsCenter just to watch it.

I also love Best of the Best plays, where there is a vote between the day’s number 1 play vs. the current play that is named the Best of the Best.  I especially enjoy the plays that stay on the Best of the Best for weeks because I really can keep watching them over and over and over again (literally).

Like the Jerome Simpson flip….

Or Mark Sanchez’s infamous butt fumble on the Worst of the Worst… (sorry Mark, I had to do it).

Okay, okay.  It is really easy to get carried away.

So, a couple of days ago Paula Creamer, a women’s professional golfer, made a 75-foot putt  to WIN a tournament.  Not only was it 75 feet, but it also involved quite the slope.  I am currently in a beginning golf class and know all too well how easy she made this look.  I know you want to watch it, so here it is…

For obvious reasons, this was the number one play of the day and it beat the previous Best of the Best to take the title.  Yet yesterday, after one day with the Best of the Best title, it was beat by a baseball perfect game, which was also impressive.

I love baseball highlights, but I was surprised that Creamer’s putt only received about 1/3 of the votes for the Best of the Best.  Really both plays were great, but I would have expected the voting to be a little closer.  While the perfect game deserved to be honored, Creamer had made a 75-foot putt to win a tournament, which is incredible.

This probably sounds like a rant. I suppose it is a little bit of one. It just made me realize how much people like basketball, football and baseball. Nothing is wrong with that, and I feel the same way.  It is clear though, that if this putt cannot last on the Best of the Best then no women’s golf highlight is going to be able to compete.

It’s pretty apparent that the professional sports that are most covered in the nation media, especially on a short highlight/talk show, are usually men’s basketball, football and baseball. This highlight’s one day reign as the Best of the Best helped me understand why in a new way. Clearly, it is what the majority of people want to watch.

I just think Creamer’s putt should have lasted for several days, or at least until Blake Griffin did something this again…

Hannah

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