Tuesday, September 15, 2020

It's good to see great football without the politics

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.



The Freeholder said...

Amazing. Never say die.

milton f said...

Somehow, somehow (?) the Chicago Cub radio broadcast network has been separating the wheat from the chaff, so to speak, and broadcasting just plain baseball. As one who shunned pro sports years ago, I found myself attracted to the broadcasts.

The commentators are very professional, and the games are just pure sports.

It has been a joy to get two to three hours away from the continual clown world of politicians and dialog distributors. Because politics is beneath me.


Old NFO said...

Never say die is right! :-)

Peteforester said...

Sportzballers and "movie stars" have one thing in common; they sell something no one needs. People have been entertaining themselves without Hollywood's existence for millennia. 'Same goes for sports. Long live the troubadour. Long live Friday night lights!

Chris Nelson said...

I've switched to the Australian Football League.


LJ Lyon said...

Stamina made that happen. That's what won the day!

Steve said...

Wonder if the professional sports players are bored with their lives? They seem to have an elevated ability that places them in a separate class than what I occupy. I think after years and years of constant training; they may get burnt out. Just pure speculation, but I have seen other professional folks get to the pinnacle of their profession and they seem to go off the deep end with other things. Other things to preoccupy themselves and to make themselves feel relevant.

Sam L. said...

I don't watch football. Never cared for it.