Thought for the Day: Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks has become a household name in the last week. Why? Because he was presented an opportunity to play where none existed before.

So the thought for the day (or better, the question of the day) is this: how many Jeremy Lins are out there?

Not just in sports (of all varieties and at all levels), but in politics, music, acting, writing, business, coaching, and the likes?

Are Jeremy Lin’s breakout performances some sort of exception that proves the rule? Or does Jeremy Lin’s not-really-given-a-real-shot experience (up until the very recent past) instead epitomize “the rule”?

I don’t know the answer; I’m just asking the question. However, I tend to suspect there are a number of Jeremy Lins out there, hidden away for reason or reasons unknown, whose skills and abilities are somehow not well appreciated or used.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on February 15, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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