Opinion Ryan Deyoe
“Not Guilty” and “Innocent,” I believe it’s safe to say that for most people these two terms mean the same thing. However, in the context of our judicial system the two are completely separate and it’s time the L-C Valley took notice.
Soccer. Football. Futbol? Whatever you call it, you had better get used to it. The conversation about soccer’s place in American sports has gone on for more than a century. And for most of that time it has been a niche sport at best. Those days are now in the rearview mirror and soccer has officially exploded onto the scene.
Can you imagine trying to defend Stephan Curry over a seven game series? I for one cannot. I am so far out of shape I can't imagine guarding Curry at all, let alone for even a quarter of a quarter. Game six of the NBA Finals is tonight and Curry and his Golden State comrades have an opportunity to eliminate LeBron James, self-proclaimed, “best basketball player in the world,” and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Valley has its share of fine upstanding citizens and highfalutin types, but for the most part it is a working class town, with a straight forward working class warmth and that was evident at the NAIA World Series. Close to 5000 fans showed up to watch the Warriors, a hard working group of players, defeat St. Thomas of Florida 10-7, for their 17th National Title and first in six years. But hey, you already know that.
NAIA World Series
I grew up a block from Lewis Clark State College. Back in those days there was a big old parking lot next to the field where the activities center is now. As a kid, every once in a while you would find a baseball in the lot as you were walking through there, and count it a blessed day.