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The Burk finally stops here
Was it just me or did Martha Burk's protests at the Masters this weekend look like Woodstock? The only thing missing was the bands, because there were definitely plenty of hippies in a mosh pit.
Burk called her 5.1 acre lot located one-half mile from the front gates of Augusta National Golf Club "the pit." It was designated "the safest place" for her to legally picket and protest the private club's all-male membership policy.
The club chairman Hootie Johnson, who has taken the brunt of Burk's ballyhoo, delivered a deliberate message to Burk that the policy would not change. Johnson also insisted that even his own death would not change the members' position. Burk responded with a call for members who disagree with Johnson to take off their jackets.
So far no one has turned in their threads.
But it's time for Burk to turn in her signs.
Her fight has been irritating and annoying, yet respectful. Burk should be applauded for the manner in which she has approached the protests, but it's like Jordan's playing career this week: OVER.
So, thanks to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the KKK and Burk for attending, and better luck next year. But what will Burk do between now and then? Since, she can't play golf.
What will you do between now and then? It all starts with your week ahead:
The game's current most dominate player (a certain L.A. center) said it best, "Nobody plays forever." Even so, I still want to be like Mike. While Michael Jordan is ending his career in the East, the Timberwolves and Grizzlies will end the regular season in the Midwest. The first 10,000 fans receive a Grizzlies T-shirt because it's Fan Appreciation night.
While all the boys and girls are chomping at the bit to run after Easter eggs on Friday, cowboys and girls will have their horses chomping to run around barrels. What's Easter without a good barrel race? Flickerwood Arena hosts the annual Easter Barrel Race at 7:30 p.m.
David Wilson is a sportswriter for the Southeast Missourian. His column "The Week Ahead" appears every Monday.