Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sports vs. politics

Following the presidential campaign and last night's election made me think how much easier is it to get a winner in professional sports.

In sports such as baseball and football, the higher score wins, in others like running or swimming, it's the fastest time.

It would be interesting if there was some electoral college, where your favorite baseball team scored more runs, but if their opponents scored runs in more important innings, they would count for more.

Or, say you're running the 100-meter dash and you finish with the fastest time, but one of your opponents ran a faster first 25 meters ant that counts for more, so you find yourself in second.

I know there are a few sports -- gymnastics and diving come to my head -- where there is judging and some subjectivity, but those sports are few and far between.

I'm not saying we need to find our next president this way, but wouldn't it had been funny to see President-elect Obama and Senator McCain lining up against each other in football pads?

Just a post-election thought.

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