This past weekend I spent time in Canton Ohio for the annual Football Hall of Fame festivities. Being raised in Canton, it was a big part of growing up, and to this day remains one of my favorite events.
There is also another event that I enjoyed as much...even volunteered in my youth, that occurs the same weekend. but I always fund time to do both. The World Series of Golf.
Times have changed.
If it wouldn't have been for the Saturday Canton Repository, I would have not known that tournament was going on. Worse yet, I didn't even know the turning Stone event was happening in Syracuse as well.
Tigers' fame has died...along with the PGA. I don't see advertisements trying to bring people to a game that has no clear direction at this time. It almost seems that the PGA existed for Tiger...not the other way around. That's the risk they took in promoting him so very much, and that is the bed they are sleeping in now.
I had fun at the HOF...but it wasn't fun knowing that I had lost touch with an event that had as much importance to me growing up...
...I'm not sure who lost touch though.
Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass,