After reading Andrew O’hehir’s article in Salon, Football’s Death Spiral, I realized that my initial reaction to Obama offering his opinion on football wasn’t just paranoia. His warning shot across the bow of American football was not out of concern for the athletes. Rather, his purpose was to rally the government media to action to dismantle a tradition that is fundamentally American.
I’ve never been a huge football fan. Baseball has always been the sport I played and followed. And when my son wanted to play football, I didn’t let him. The idea of three practices a week and then weekend games just did not fit into our family’s schedule, but honestly, I was also worried that he’d be injured. I can appreciate then the increasing amount of attention being generated from the traumatic brain injuries that players are experiencing and from the lawsuit concerning these injuries.
I can understand there will likely be some changes made to the game.
My hope is, if or when football is changed, dismantled entirely, or changed so much as to be unrecognizable, it will be due to risks to the athletes, and not due to the proliferation of beta males in the media. I knew after Obama unleashed his clarion call to his media minions that we’d start hearing more about football being violent, anti-woman, anti-gay, and soon enough, anti-American.
This is what happens when beta males are left to control the media as well as the White House.
You see, for the beta male, this is the moment of truth. Football embodies everything about America that they hate. They could care less about the brain injuries. They don’t like the athletes in the first place.
What football signifies for the beta male is a collective of bad memories from every young man’s high school experience multiplied by years of resentment. American heroes, be they soldiers or athletes, are seldom beta males, and now America’s embodiment of the alpha male, the National Football League, has just been made fair game for disembowelment.
I just hope that whatever the media elite and our Washington betters decide to do with the sport, they will not replace it with soccer; although as America slips into Socialism, it would make a fitting end.
12 Responses to Will Football As We Know It Be Dismantled by the Media?
The driven american way is over. Everything that is not a progressive clusterfuck is toast. The boys will be raised as girls and the girls will be raised as boys. Everyone will succeed while nobody will win. Cock and ball formations will be banned.
Castrations for all?
Let’s hope not, but it sure feels that way.
Is this a joke?
Have you heard of the suicide of Junior Seau, for example?
This sociological discourse is nonsense.
Can you read? Nope.
I read it alright. What you said is like saying that I hope that if the patient dies, he dies because of his cancer and not because of his assholery. Which completely masks the speaker’s concern, such as it is, about the patients deadly disease..
You still didn’t get it right.
“My hope is, if or when football is changed, dismantled entirely, or changed so much as to be unrecognizable, it will be due to risks to the athletes, and not due to the proliferation of beta males in the media.”
The speaker could care less about traumatic brain injury. He simply wants to sound off about football being violent, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti beta-male. The injuries are only an excuse to begin doing so.
Change the station. Ignore the media circus. Just say no.
I heard an “all-news” station devote a 60 second story during afternoon drive to the “plight” of brain damage to pro athetes. Excuse me? Someone with a seven figure income job has a side effect that the rest of us should fret about?
Please get a life people. Not directed at you Woodshedder, just the idiots conducting the “national conversation”. Let me tell you, this is all nothing but material. Think bread and circuses. Who cares. Pay your debt, eat right, walk your dog, pet your cat, etc. Don’t buy into the media distraction.
I love the storm clouds and horror movie music in “2016″.