My blogging these days is limited by the Royal's playoff run and World Series entrance. With the Series tied one to one and moving back to SF, I decided why not a sports article. When looking for a quick, yet relevant sports piece the place to go is, of course, Edge of Sports.
The post below analyses the short, strange, career of Michael Sam and the on going idiocy known as the NFL. One thing the NFL is proving this year is you can't trust anything they do or believe anything they say. The Michael Sam "case" is one more example of that, and one more reason why watching the NFL has become more and more problematic for me.
While all of professional sports is a big business, the NFL seems particularly grotesque. America's favorite sport is nothing but violence, testosterone, and, quite clearly misogyny. Is it also homophobic? Well, duh.
I don't have to spend time watching this shit and acting like what is so blatantly going on can simply be ignored.
I am not going to tell you that major league baseball is free of all of this, but I will tell you that I honestly believe it is far less women hating, gay hating, and certainly far less violent then its football counterpart. I am not going on some rant that no one can sit back with a cold beer and enjoy their favorite sporting event on television, or in the stands and have to feel guilty about it. However, I am telling you the NFL, well, I find it hard to watch without that feeling of guilt. Maybe they are just too blatant, I don't know, but seriously folks, like really.
Remember the movie Roller Ball, the original one...hello, are we there yet. Are you and I willing to pay money to watch grown men bash each other to a pulp, root for teams which play us for fools with their homophobic gimmicks, cheer for stars who spend their off time beating on women?