This Digital Life

The double-edged sword of digital communications has struck again.

Good place for medal. Around neck.

Olympic snowboarder Scotty Lago voluntarily left Vancouver, after pictures were posted on the internet of a young woman kissing his bronze medal, which was strategically placed around his waist.


Looks good on paper.

(By the way, racy pictures {45 of them!} are perfectly acceptable if you’re, say, Lindsey Vonn posing for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.)

Lago’s pictures were actually tasteful compared with the curious cases of NBA players Greg Oden of the Portland Trailblazers  and George Hill of the San Antonio Spurs.


Oden and Hill took pictures of their (fill in the euphemism of your choice) for their girlfriends, and of course, they ended up on display for the world to see.


Oden, once seen as the next great NBA center, has yet to play a full season because he’s as brittle as a corn flake.  In Hill’s case, this may not be a bad career move, since no one knew who he was before he dropped his pants and picked up his camera.


And for baseball fans, let’s not forget Cleveland’s Grady Sizemore, who sent pix of his Louisville Slugger to his girlfriend.

Digital is dandy, but for these rocket scientists, film and snail mail would have been safer.  And smarter.  Just don’t forget to destroy the negatives.


About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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