Thursday, January 20, 2011

Armageddon Post #3: enough with the mutual respect, already

The War to End All Wars is three days away, and I’m tired of hearing about how the Packers and Bears “respect” each other.

This is football, man. It’s blood sport! Men running down the field and crashing into each other, as my daughter summed up the game when she was five.

Give me the days when Packers wore Bear-player hit lists on their wristbands. Give me the days when Ditka would play a 300-pound man at fullback just to rub the Packers’ faces in it.

Let Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal respect each other. We need some good old-fashioned loathing.

1 comment:

Truman said...

Gary, you brute. When you bring out your inner CaveMan, I know you are looking at pictures of Sarah Palin. This is all fun, but we really like your metro side a lot better. You don't need to pretend to like rough sports. Besides, all the violence in football is so uncivil. It's just a matter of time before some trash talking, chest thumping NFL gorilla goes Postal (sorry SEIU but there is some truth to the stereotype) and leaves a pile of bodies. And then you will be made to feel bad for feeding the anger of the brute with your pretend machismo. So just stop it and go back to your feminine side. It is much more honest.