If VOTERS were as well informed and serious about their SOCIO/POLITICAL World, as they are about the rules governing NFL FOOTBALL . . . we would all be living in much better countries.
LET ME SPELL OUT MY BONA FIDES . . . A lot of people write about things they know nothing much about, but think they do, and pontificate as if they were experts. But, when it comes to Politics and Football, I really do have a hands-on expertise, since I’ve Played and Coached an awful lot of Football.
And when it comes to Politics, I’ve been around the Block Several Times.
And . . . if you break it all down to the most common denominator, FOOTBALL is a combination of WAR, CHESS, POLITICS & LIFE – all rolled into one.
The RULES of the game are absolutely clear, equal, and relatively simple to the Teams and the People watching . . . with no special privilege given to anyone.
1 – Both Teams recruit the BEST Players they possibly can with ZERO consideration for hurting anyone’s feelings. BECAUSE, WHO GIVES A CRAP about hurting someone’s feelings when WINNING IS THE ONLY THING!
Tell that to our LEFTIST Schools and the Jerky Sissies they turn out.
2 – There is NO PRIZE FOR SECOND PLACE, so who cares how you’ve played if you didn’t win, since no one but a statistician cares about anyone who came in SECOND?
3 – The Players will run as fast and hit as hard as they can, with everything they can, expecting no less from the other side.
4 – The BATTLE that’s waged on the LINE, between the defense and offense, and from the moment the Ball is HIKED, is the REAL BATTLE, which is mostly hidden from the fans, as THOUSANDS of pounds of muscle and bones crash with no pity given and none expected, because you take the blows, you give the blows and you don’t whine like a little sissy-boy, ‘cause in this world . . . no one cares.
Either you can play with the bone-crushers . . . or take up shuffle-board.
And this isn’t just about FOOTBALL and POLITICS, but represents the Real World, without all the phony SCHMUCKS, who over the generations have created a complicated system of BS, just to favor themselves, where winning for the short haul means nothing.
BUT IN ALL REALITY . . . Life is no more complicated than an NFL Battle Of The Gridlock, especially when it comes down to Two Teams Playing in the Super Bowl, for all the winnings, SECOND PLACE MEANS BUBKAS.
No one remembers or cares about the THIRTY TEAMS who aren’t in the Super Bowl, not even the ones who made it to the Playoffs . . . and no one will care who finished Second in the Super Bowl, when the Final Whistle BLOWS, and the Vince Lombardi Trophy is Awarded.
I just wish Education, Government and Politics were as simple, straight forward, and as honest as is Football, ‘cause maybe then, we could start reclaiming the greatness we’ve been losing with every passing government.
And maybe that’s why the Republican FIGHT for the NOMINATION of their Party is as good as it is, because it’s an ALL-OUT BRAWL, with every real player doing and saying whatever needs to be done and said to win.
And when that winner is finally chosen . . . he or she will be the Nightmare to be faced by the other side.
PS – IT DOESN’T MATTER . . .
But for what it’s worth, I’m cheering for the BRONCOS and Manning, and expect them to win, not that the Panthers and Newton aren’t great, which they are . . . but Manning and his Broncos are truly the COME BACK KIDS, who’ve fought from the TRENCHES when no one believed they could get to the Super Bowl with an aging and badly injured Quarter Back, who’s Best Days were Yesterday.
I don’t gamble . . . so I have no bets on the game, but if I did – I would take the odds and go with the aging War Horse, Peyton Manning. But what do I know, since the smart money is on the up and coming GLITZ?
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov