Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 1/31/13
Every generation creates something permanent. If they don't get it done, they want credit for the work done before them. Did every Egyptian make the pyramids? Did every Greek or Roman build Athens or Rome? No, but you'd never know from listening. Cradle of democracy? Empire of the ages? Please. Sports fans know better. Sports show the truth. From each new season, the beginning of a new game, to new players on your favorite teams, nothing is permanent. It just seems that way. To show the temporary nature of achievement, look at these examples: POLITICS President Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected four times. He probably seemed like the King of America to kids in the 1930's and 40's. He was a permanent fixture in Washington, the longest serving elected President, until he died in office. On the short end, William Henry Harrison was elected to a four year term in 1841 and died thirty one days in. No one saw that com...
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