I believe we're so passionate about football because it embodies everything we love about American exceptionalism. Merit is rewarded, not punished. Masculinity is celebrated, not feminized. People of various beliefs and backgrounds — a melting pot, if you will — must unify for a common goal for the team to be successful. In football, fortune favors the bold, just as it once did in the American frontier... Yes, football is a dangerous sport. That's why they wear pads and helmets, and of course we should do everything possible to minimize the risk. But a lot of the work men do on behalf of others is dangerous. And, in many cases, the men voluntarily playing football are not just providing an income for themselves but also for thousands of families whose livelihoods depend on the sport's success. We used to be a culture that celebrated the rugged individualism of a man willing to take chances with his God-given talent, but then we also used to keep score at our kids' Little League games, and businesses weren't "too big to fail." As a people we are becoming soft — both around the waist and in the head.Editor's note - Unfortunately, the NFL has been polluted by so much political correctness since Obama took office, it's hardly even worth watching any more.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Football celebrates our bygone past of rugged individualism and risk
Not like the namby pamby new days of Girlie-manism, Girls in combat and everybody wins a trophy Excerpted, Steve Deace, USAToday, "Football celebrates masculinity: Opposing view":