You know it’s going to be a good day when it’s 7:30 am and your internal blood pressure monitoring voice is suggesting a return to bed. It’s pretty jacked up this morning, and it’s all due to football (the American kind) and football (everybody else’s kind).
First, David Beckham. WTF is that? The guy comes over to play for the LA Galaxy in return for the GNP of a small country. Seriously, with such a ludicrous amount of money, they could buy all the hungry kids in this country each a Fenway Frank. Instead they import a guy who chokes like Peyton Manning at first and goal.
I get the plan. Americans don’t give a flying :censor: about soccer. So they’ll trot a celebrity out onto the field, and Posh will hang out with Mrs. Cruise and Paris will take in a game and since the tabloids will be filled with them we’ll all think “Like…OMG…soccer must be, like, so cool!” and fill the stands.
Not gonna happen. We don’t want to sit that long to witness a 0-0 tie. Or to celebrate a whopping 1-0 blowout. Seriously. Sure, we watch hockey. But hockey is played by brawny bad-asses carrying big :censor: sticks. If hockey was played by skinny guys in silk shorts, we wouldn’t watch that either.
The only result will be people like A-Rod and Papi and Romo whining “Why does HE get to make that much?” and the caps will get hiked and a guy will have to mortgage his house to take his kid to a ballgame.
Then, on the radio this morning, I hear the last regular season NFL game—rumored to be the Miami Dolphins vs. New York Giants—is going to be played in London next season.
Can I get a :wtf:?
What’s wrong with this picture?
1 — Even we don’t bother finding the remote to put on a Dolphins/Giants game. Please.
2 — With postseason positioning in the crosshairs, they’re going to ship two teams to London? Even if they give them each a bye before, that’s messed up. If they really feel a need to do this, they should sell tickets with teams TBA, and send two teams already knocked out of the playoffs. Sure, they probably won’t be great teams, but it’s okay to send them anyway because…
3 — They don’t give a flying :censor: about American football in England.