I don’t even like football, nor do I understand it. I used to boycott it by refusing to talk about it at all, ignoring that it even existed. After I post this I’m returning to that stance. What a brutal sport! Who would ever let their kid get involved, knowing that very likely he will die from some brain injury. With all the concussion news I wonder, big bucks aside, what will happen to the NFL in twenty years. I don’t want to live forever, but I’d love to know how it all plays out.
One more thing, and then I’m done with football. Most people in the United States are happy today because the Patriots lost. The rivalry, turned hated seems to be the way we’re living these days. Just look at the political arena. The idea of universal love one’s neighbor is qualified by our desire to chose who will live in our neighborhood and who will be stopped at the gate. What happened to Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.