I, like many Americans, refuse to kowtow to the current plague of political correctness that's dominating many professional sports at present. I haven't tuned into a single NFL game, and I won't unless and until they get back to their job of being sports entertainers. If I want politics, I know where I can find it - and it won't be in a sports broadcast. As friend and fellow blogger Jennifer said some years ago about Hollywood celebrities and their political opinions, "In my world, you exist solely for my entertainment. So, shut your pie hole and dance, monkey!" Ditto for sports professionals, IMHO.
That said, it's great to see amateur sportsmen and sportswomen show enthusiasm, drive and dedication. A great example came last weekend at a football game between Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa and Wetumpka in Alabama last weekend. You can read about it here, but I recommend you take the time to watch the video below. (If it doesn't play, click here to watch it on YouTube.)
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa was down 30-28 on its own 41-yard line, with 2.9 seconds left in the game . . . then they pulled this rabbit out of the hat.
Well done to those players! Talk about sheer determination and grit! They're an example to the professionals who are too busy talking a political fight to play the game - the latter being, after all, what we're paying them to do. They seem to have lost sight of that reality.