National meet needs lifeguards? Where...

National meet needs lifeguards? Where do I sign up for that gig?

There are 39 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 2, 2007, titled National meet needs lifeguards? Where do I sign up for that gig?. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

For a couple of years now, I've been on a mission. I have looked the world over for someone who has a cushier gig than Indianapolis Colts punter Hunter Smith, who gets less work than a tailor in a nudist ...

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Dave

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Aug 3, 2007
Bob - Ya know, there's nothing quite like a coffee nose flush to get the day started. I'm headed to the Natatorium, maybe, just maybe, I can give the lifegards some work. Thanks for a great, well at least humorous, article.
JBP

United States

#2 Aug 3, 2007
Bob, it's like you speaking at the Writer's Guild. It's like you getting an ESPY for your insightful columns. It's like you saying something positive about the Colts.
US Soccer

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Aug 3, 2007
Bob, you are one of the worst sports writers of all time. But this article didn't suck as bad as others you've written. You need to stop hanging out with Jim Rome and start hanging out with Tony and Michael from PTI. They're funny, you're not! I hope you start getting better at your job before the football season starts because I don't think I can take one more season of your crappy columns. 85% of Indy folks would agree with me.
Vera

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Aug 3, 2007
Well, Bob, you never ever cease to meet my expectations. I always predict you will say something idiotic because, well, you are an idiot.
The only reason for a pool having a lifeguard is because of dirtbags like yourself that have thier personal injury attorney on their cell-phone speed dial list. IU would get sued so fast if something happened that they have no choice but to have a certified lifeguard present. As stupid as it is, that is life. Get over it. What are you going to complaint about next - that the surgeon that save your miserable life has to take his CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses to be certified? Oh wow, now there is a story for anyone that works in a hospital.
What was your motivation for writing this article, Bob? Were you trying to be cute? Did Irsay throw you out of his bed? Next time, try writing a sports story based on what happened at a sporting event. Each time you get a case of the clevers, you end up just proving what a huge flake you are.
Maybe you just need to remember that your entire existence is based on what other people do, Bob. You personally don't do a darn thing for sports, you just talk about what others do. Stop trying to be the sports world equivalent to Geraldo and man up to who and what you are. While pathetic, at least have the integrity to be yourself.
cooper

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Aug 3, 2007
wow...all the negative comments...seem a little harsh. he was just poking fun at the irony of lifeguards at a national meet..nothing more. lay off. go gripe about something more important.
Vera

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Aug 3, 2007
Well, cooper, this is the same crap this clown has been putting out since the first time he wrote for the star. I read a news paper for the news, not some andy rooney clone. The funny thing to me is that Kravitz is assuming that just because there are swimmers that these same people would know how to perform CPR or other essential task that goes along with lifeguarding.
I will make you a deal, Cooper. We will (as you put it) "lay off" when mr. oatmeal brains has something meaningful to say. If I wanted to read about "things that amaze bob kravitz", I would have chosen to read something other than a newspaper.
cooper wrote:
wow...all the negative comments...seem a little harsh. he was just poking fun at the irony of lifeguards at a national meet..nothing more. lay off. go gripe about something more important.
Joe

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Aug 3, 2007
You obviously have not been reading his crappy columns in the Star. He absolutely sucks! Always a downer! I've never read anything positive from him.
Franklin

Jeffersonville, IN

#10 Aug 3, 2007
Bob Kravitz = yawn
Think Again

Greenwood, IN

#11 Aug 3, 2007
Vera wrote:
Well, Bob, you never ever cease to meet my expectations. I always predict you will say something idiotic because, well, you are an idiot.
The only reason for a pool having a lifeguard is because of dirtbags like yourself that have thier personal injury attorney on their cell-phone speed dial list. IU would get sued so fast if something happened that they have no choice but to have a certified lifeguard present. As stupid as it is, that is life. Get over it. What are you going to complaint about next - that the surgeon that save your miserable life has to take his CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses to be certified? Oh wow, now there is a story for anyone that works in a hospital.
What was your motivation for writing this article, Bob? Were you trying to be cute? Did Irsay throw you out of his bed? Next time, try writing a sports story based on what happened at a sporting event. Each time you get a case of the clevers, you end up just proving what a huge flake you are.
Maybe you just need to remember that your entire existence is based on what other people do, Bob. You personally don't do a darn thing for sports, you just talk about what others do. Stop trying to be the sports world equivalent to Geraldo and man up to who and what you are. While pathetic, at least have the integrity to be yourself.
Wow. That's quite a bit of vitriol, Vera. With all those personal insults and a reference to being thrown out of bed, one would almost think you came on to Kravitz and he turned you down. Or is it just men in general you have an issue with?
NewAlbanyJeff

Mentor, OH

#12 Aug 3, 2007
No that's not right, it's Hunter Smith, this girl, then Peyton Manning's backup, Jim Sorgy!!!!!
Mom

Kokomo, IN

#13 Aug 3, 2007
Bob,
As a parent of a former USS swimmer, it is a state requirement to have a lifeguard on duty anytime there is a person in the pool. It doesnt matter if the swimmer is a beginner or an Olympian they must be there. If you only knew the facts before you opened your mouth you would probably would look like a more professional writer.
What makes you an expert

Bridgeport, WV

#14 Aug 3, 2007
Franklin wrote:
Bob Kravitz = yawn
Then why bother reading?

Thanks for a laugh, Bob.

From a former competitive swimmer, swimming instructor & coach AND lifeguard!
Irony on top of irony

Lawrence, MI

#15 Aug 3, 2007
all these people complaining about how terrible Kravits has been for years, and yet, for some unknown reason, they continue to read his columns everyday. Haha! The joke is on you, because you are still reading his articles, just like the newspaper wants.

“Don't be a Hater”

Since: Jun 07

Indianapolis

#16 Aug 3, 2007
Vera wrote:
Well, cooper, this is the same crap this clown has been putting out since the first time he wrote for the star. I read a news paper for the news, not some andy rooney clone. The funny thing to me is that Kravitz is assuming that just because there are swimmers that these same people would know how to perform CPR or other essential task that goes along with lifeguarding.
I will make you a deal, Cooper. We will (as you put it) "lay off" when mr. oatmeal brains has something meaningful to say. If I wanted to read about "things that amaze bob kravitz", I would have chosen to read something other than a newspaper.
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Its called irony vera. Like when a race car driver has to take driving classes for bad driving. What I don't understand is why people who hate Bob reads his column. I don't like ordering muscles from the seafood resteraunt. Can not stomach the damn things. Other people will order them and swear by them which is cool. But I don't order them because I know I do not like them. Wonder why the same logic cannot be applied to people who dont likes Bob's column. Perhaps they truly do like it. Maybe you like Bob's column better than you like to admit. Or possibly your a masochist. Like the pain do ya Vera?

“Oh George, not the livestock.”

Since: Jul 07

Indy

#17 Aug 3, 2007
Vera wrote:
Well, Bob, you never ever cease to meet my expectations. I always predict you will say something idiotic because, well, you are an idiot.
The only reason for a pool having a lifeguard is because of dirtbags like yourself that have thier personal injury attorney on their cell-phone speed dial list. IU would get sued so fast if something happened that they have no choice but to have a certified lifeguard present. As stupid as it is, that is life. Get over it. What are you going to complaint about next - that the surgeon that save your miserable life has to take his CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses to be certified? Oh wow, now there is a story for anyone that works in a hospital.
What was your motivation for writing this article, Bob? Were you trying to be cute? Did Irsay throw you out of his bed? Next time, try writing a sports story based on what happened at a sporting event. Each time you get a case of the clevers, you end up just proving what a huge flake you are.
Maybe you just need to remember that your entire existence is based on what other people do, Bob. You personally don't do a darn thing for sports, you just talk about what others do. Stop trying to be the sports world equivalent to Geraldo and man up to who and what you are. While pathetic, at least have the integrity to be yourself.
WOW! Someone seems to be taking themselves a LITTLE bit too seriously.

“Oh George, not the livestock.”

Since: Jul 07

Indy

#18 Aug 3, 2007
Vera wrote:
Well, cooper, this is the same crap this clown has been putting out since the first time he wrote for the star. I read a news paper for the news, not some andy rooney clone. The funny thing to me is that Kravitz is assuming that just because there are swimmers that these same people would know how to perform CPR or other essential task that goes along with lifeguarding.
I will make you a deal, Cooper. We will (as you put it) "lay off" when mr. oatmeal brains has something meaningful to say. If I wanted to read about "things that amaze bob kravitz", I would have chosen to read something other than a newspaper.
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It's called FREE WILL. If you don't like Kravitz or his columns, don't read them. Was someone holding a gun to your head?
A comment

Amlin, OH

#19 Aug 3, 2007
Tread water for only 2 minutes? To be a lifeguard?

When I was a college freshman (many, many years ago), we had to pass a swim test or we were required to take phys ed swim class.

The test required the ability to treat water (or otherwise stay afloat) for 10 minutes.
Phred

Burbank, CA

#20 Aug 3, 2007
I thought the lifeguard column was pretty funny. And, in general, I'm a Kravitz fan. I think I'm one of the few who realizes he's not paid to be a cheerleader for our local teams.
RONALD

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Aug 3, 2007
The only job less necessary than most of those you listed is Star Reporter, who that's an oxy-moron.
justareader

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Aug 3, 2007
At the U.S. national swim meet, where the pools are filled with the country's greatest swimmers, including Michael Phelps and Dara Torres.

That's what you wrote, Mr. Kravitz. You are such an expert on everything; everything but grammar. By writing an incomplete sentence like that, you provide less than a quality education for readers and you probably gave an English teacher worth his or her salt more gray hairs. Keep up the great work!

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