Top 5 Observations For The Week of February 24th, 2014

Published: Feb 24, 2014 11:10am EST
By shaunmerritt, Entertainment/Sports Writer for Konsume Entertainment

Please Note: This article was updated Feb 24, 2014 @ 12:49pm EST


If the 2014 Sochi Winder Olympics have taught us anything, its that bad news is good press. Arizona passed a hate bill and former President George Bush Jr is back in the news. So without further ado, here is this week's top 5!


#5) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins the Daytona 500

As much as I hate on NASCAR, they sure do know how to kick off a season. Could you image having the NBA or MLB start with a best of 7 game rematch of previous championship series every year? Add in the fact that one of your most beloved drivers winning the race and you have ratings gold on your hands. After a 50+ race win drought, Dale Jr. finally got a win and NASCAR will be better off for it. Are you paying attention Danica?


#4) Jason Collins Signs with the Nets

Collins, signed Sunday to a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn and played during the Nets February 23rd matchup against the Lakers. While he did not have much of an impact on the game, the impact his presence has on the league will be much greater. No matter how you look at it, this was a great night for sports. 


#3) Another Judging Conspiracy in the Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition

Ashley Wager said, "People don't want to watch a sport where you watch people fall down and somehow score above someone who goes clean. It's confusing and we need to make it clear for people.” While I could not agree more with what she said, I do disagree one two key points. One, people love to see people fall down, and two... as long as there are judges declaring the winner, figure skating will never be a sport. When your success is dependent on someone else's opinion of how well you "performed," there will always be bias. For that, you have to accept that just because you didn't mess up, it doesn't mean you deserve to win. 


#2) Former President Bush Headlines a Project to Help War Vets

My personal opinions and political views aside, anyone who wants to do something to help the war veterans should get a mention. The former president said he is helping to launch a study on how to reintegrate returning vets into the civilian world. While I applaud him for his intentions on such a great and deserving cause, I really wish he wouldn't have waited 14 years since he left office to get started. 


#1) Arizona Bill SB1062 Gets Passed

If you haven't read it yet, please give my article about Arizona bill SB1062 a view by clicking HERE. The fact that a state legislature would pass a measure allowing discrimination is beyond comprehension. Proponents say it is a law that will ensure individuals and businesses are not forced to do something that goes against their beliefs. Critics say it will allow those with faith to force their religious beliefs onto others. While I would like to water this down to a gay rights issue, I cannot make label it as something that simple. To allow businesses the right to deny service to anyone they desire will do nothing but us revert us back to the days of the Jim Crow Laws. I would like to hope that the law makers of Arizona will come to their senses, but this was the same state back in 1989 that voted down recognition of Martin Luther King Day. 


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