February 6th, 2011

carole lombard

Writer's Block: Super Bowl XLV

Are you watching the Super Bowl this year? If not, how will you enjoy the day? If you are watching, how will you be celebrating the game?
I'll follow the Super Bowl as I always do...by listening to it on radio -- the last great act of cultural defiance. No ridiculous, overblown commercials...no incessant, irrelevant shots of quarterbacks when they're not even involved in the play (why then, doesn't the NFL simply rename itself the National Quarterback League, dismiss all the other players, and have a glorified punt, pass and kick competition?)...in short, football without bull. Unfortunately, we have devolved into a society that worships bull -- hey, it's easier than thinking. (And it takes a lot of courage to stand up to the pressure of contributing to worthless water-cooler chit-chat the following day.) You can have the Super Bowl; I'll take the World Series every time. (Go Nats!)