Today is a pretty slow sports day for us football fans. We’re right in the middle of the two week dry spell between the Conference Championships and Super Bowl 47.
While I’m writing this, the girls and I are watching women’s college gymnastics between Alabama and LSU. LSU’s Lloimincia Hall just ripped off a fantastic floor exercise featuring this awesome move… (ya may have to click the image to see the execution).
I didn’t look it up, but she may be one of LSU’s runningbacks! She’s actually really good, though LSU just lost…
Yeah, there is an NFL football “game” tonight; it’s called the Pro Bowl and it’s a stupid game. Let me clarify that. It’s a stupid game to watch. In an effort to avoid injury, players largely avoid significant contact; a staple of the NFL.
Keep in mind, NFL players are part of a union and, as most union workers, they are inherently lazy when working outside of their contracts. Players’ contracts only allow them paychecks during the regular 16 game season, so they make like $100,000 and up a week for 16 weeks. Once in the playoffs, and off their union contracts, they still bust their asses for a chance to get into the Super Bowl, making merely $22,000 a game.
But tonight’s game doesn’t count for anything… ‘cept cash! Losers each get $22,500 and winners get $45,000… That’s it!
However, it remains an honor for the players who are voted into the Pro Bowl by us fans, the coaches and the players themselves to play in tonight’s game.
Like I said, they won’t play hard and, because of that, no one will get concussed, which leads me to my next topic.
“President” Barack Obama stopped ruining the economy and leading us to war with Russia, China, North Korea and Syria for a few minutes to focus on football injuries, specifically concussions.
In a recent interview with some rag called “The New Republic,” Barry was posed the following
Sticking with the culture of violence, but on a much less dramatic scale: I’m wondering if you, as a fan, take less pleasure in watching football, knowing the impact that the game takes on its players.
For starters, football is a violent sport and it always has been! Here’s
douchebag’s Obama’s answer, with my commentary, of course…
I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.
Yeah, let him be a drone operator instead, so he can kill hundreds of innocent victims every month like you have done the last four years… If you had a son and he wants to play football, you let him play. Boys love playing football. Some of them get really good at it and get scouted & picked up by high schools, colleges and, ultimately, drafted by the NFL. They then sign lucrative contracts to play the game on the biggest stage!
And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence.
Ah, yes! The continuation of the pussification of America! Go watch volleyball, douche!
In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our consciences quite as much.
Like you ever examine your conscience? And, again, the players signed up for it, violence and all!
I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they’re grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies.
Of course you’re more “worried” about the non unionized players. I’m sure your administration has put in countless calls to the NCAA in an effort to unionize them!
You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That’s something that I’d like to see the NCAA think about.
They DO have something to fall back on you idiot! Their education! These dudes are picked up by some very expensive schools just to play football! And their education is free! Maybe the fact that they choose “boiling water” as their major is something the NCAA should look into, but they won’t! The reason the NCAA is such a powerful force is because of the football programs they oversee, not the aforementioned women’s gymnastics!
Ugh… now I’m gonna go watch the Pro Bowl because it’s “football” nonetheless!