So, some group wants Americans to turn off their TV for an entire week.
Sounds like they had good intentions. Pay more attention to your family and friends, read a little more, talk a little more. 'Course, if you've got a family like mine, that's the LAST friggin' thing you need!!
But, just consider what you'll miss by doing that:
Miss the opening round of the NBA playoffs? But this is the ONE time of the year when the NBA is even remotely relevant.
Miss a week of Major League Baseball in April? When every team still has a realistic shot at keeping their world championship dreams alive? Well, except the Devil Rays.
Miss a week of Monday Night Raw
? (ok, so it's technically sports entertainment). Whatever. Show me another program with hotter chicks than Vince McMahon has parading around in various stages of undress. Plus, script or not, some of those folks perform some of the most athletic stuff on the tube anywhere.
Miss a PGA playoff between Vijay Singh and John Daly... two golfers on the opposite ends of the game discipline spectrum? There was the distinct possibility of Singh calling Daly a slob, and Daly asking Singh if he was late for his night job at 7-11. Plus you never would have seen Daly's son following him around the course with a traffic cone stuck on his head.
Do you get the feeling that the people who want you to turn your TV off for a week are the same folks that were always picked last for dodgeball in elementary school gym class?