Tuesday, November 27, 2007

C'mon, Czabe!

Steve Czaban is the preeminent sports radio talking head, IMHO. He is especially good when mocking the stultifying sanctimony of ESPN - particularly his favorite target, Chris Berman. I'm a HUGE fan.

But his latest take, on the Sean Taylor shooting is borderline crybaby.

Second, the season as far as I’m concerned is over emotionally, if he doesn’t begin a trend toward survival and recovery. I mean, really. If Taylor is in a coma, or worse, why the hell would I as a fan care about any wins or losses from here out?
Boo frickin' hoo!

I get SOOOOOOOOOOO sick of the sports world's talking heads getting all preachy about the importance of sports is every time a catastrophe occurs. There is nothing more cloying than seeing some asshat with a $250 haircut whose lone contribution to society thus far has been to demonstrate how "bad mechanics" is the reason why Alex Smith can't hit a wide-open target from 10 yards away suddenly become Socrates. "It really puts the unimportance of sports into perspective when something tragic like this happens." Blah, blah, blah. Get the frick over yourself.

Most of us already understand the nature of sports fandom. Most of us recognize it for the brain candy that it is. Most of us understand that we live in a world where tragedy abounds. And most of us have sufficient brain power to be able to compartmentalize, to segregate the real-world tragedy from the sports-world fantasy.

So go sell sanctimony somewhere else - we're not buying here. Sorry, Czabe.

UPDATE: Sean Taylor has died. I'm really sorry. I still stand by everything I said above.


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Yet another blog

Just what the world needs - another blogger. Blogging has official jumped the shark - how do I know? Because every fad is officially over once I get involved with it.

Why am I starting a blog, and why now? I've always wanted to do a blog, but I'm lazy and I procrastinate, so it's something I would have done years ago had I had the initiative. Why now? Because "the most important election in history" is coming up in 1 year. *yawn*

Okay, I know you won't buy that...at least you won't buy that after you've read a few of my postings. You want to know why I'm blogging now? Because I believe that we've reached the point of no return. The "two" political parties ("two" in name only, believe me) are actively working against the best interests of this country, completely sold out to the twin evils of perpetual re-election and one-world-socialist-utopia. They work to undermine the strength and sovereignty of the US via legislation and presidential "executive orders" (read: royal fiat) that completely circumvent the Constitution. They have created via gawd-awful appointments a judiciary that serves as the engine for assuring that the will of the people and the intent of the Constitution are forever thwarted. And they have created an "education" system that is designed to create generation after generation of stupid, consumerist, worker-drones - a soft, neutered populous so cowed by political correctness that it won't even expend the effort to THINK about whether our rulers are leading us like lambs to the slaughter.

Blah, blah, blah. You've heard this stuff before, right? Maybe. Maybe not. The things I have described are already in motion and, short of full-out revolution, are inevitable, right? That would be true, except for the wild card in all of this - radical Islam. Our elitist leaders are convinced that they can pull off the coup of one-world-socialist-utopia by simply weakening the West to the point where its sheeple give the reigns of power to them to "save" them from whatever threat the elite has invented (global warming, anyone?). But they didn't count on one of life's realities: nature abhors a vacuum. The vacuum caused by a weakened, castrated West will be filled, not by utopia, but by Sharia. All of you "progressives" who hate the West and its "dead white males" culture had better prepare yourselves for something a WHOLE lot worse. I hope you look good in a burka, honey!

So I've thrown my hat into the ring of public opinion. I welcome (and encourage) your comments and emails. After all, the point isn't for me to stand on a soapbox and opine uncontested. Rather it's to engage in the exchange of ideas. You may think I'm out of my mind (and you wouldn't be the first). Give me your best shot! I won't censor anything expressed in the comments as long as there are no personal attacks involved. You'll have to register and set up a name (Do you like mine? I'll write more on it in a later post). Your "real" name and information will only be available if you set up your account that way, so you can feel free to comment in relative anonymity if that is your choice. I look forward to hearing from you.