Angry Little Tank

Rants, chants and cants....all written while wearing no pants!

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Sunday, February 04, 2007

I say no to Stupidity Day

I agree 100% with Andrew Sullivan about just turning your back on the idiotic hype that grips the US each year in the form of the "Super Bowl". The pre-game shows that begin at noon. The oh so amusing corporate ads that cost millions. The immense importance all must surely feel in watching heavily padded steroid abusers run a ball up and down an astroturf field in 10 second spurts.

You can keep it.

Anybody who has even a rudimentary knowledge of the game of rugby outside of "don't you guys get naked when you score" knows already that the NFL is a sham. Everything good about team sports has been hyped beyond recognition. Everything is awash in piles of corporate cash. From the bloated millions made by the players to the $6 hot dogs the endless parade of drunken stadium patrons must pay simply for the privelage of watching the whole sorry spectacle.

30 guys on a grass pitch on a crisp fall morning playing two 40 minute halves. Afterwards everyone goes for a pint. I'll go watch that instead thanks.


Blogger Casey said...

I did invite you to watch Wales v. Ireland with me. It was fun, and beer tastes just as good at 10am! Who knew? (All the rugby fans who get up at 10am and shell out 20 bucks to watch the Six Nations live.)

11:38 PM  
Blogger Angry Little Tank said...

I have a thing about leaving the house on Sunday. I try to avoid it where possible.

If you want to do something like this for one of the scheduled SATURDAY games, I'm all yours.

6:50 AM  
Anonymous J.Cruz said...

Here here!

3:47 PM  
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