Football Taking the Place of Haiku’s and I’m Loving It!
And so it has come to this. Back to Seattle. For the life of me I can’t figger out why all new stadiums don’t get built the way they built CenturyLink Field. Why WOULDN’T you want to maximize home crowd noise? Another topic for another time….
I don’t have a problem with end zone celebrations, never did. I enjoy them. TO whipping out a sharpie and signing autographs was one of my all time favorites. And I loved the Price Fielder bowling pin thing (though only in hindsight). Having said that, the constant shit-talking going on in NFL games these days has gotten old, fast. There’s just way too much “my dick is bigger than yours” going on and it’s disrupting the game.
Now, take a quick time out and compare that to baseball players who decide to throw down if you flip your bat a couple of feet too far or if you admire a home run for a nano second too long. I’m trying to imagine what it would look like if I celebrated winning a big pot at the El Dorado the same way football players talk sh!t to each other these days. “What now bitches!” And then I go over the top and chest bump the pit boss out of the poker room and into the video poker machines outside. My bad.
There has to be a middle ground, right? I mean, they’re all professional players getting paid to play a game. And yet there’s never been a wider chasm between the two sports in terms of how players communicate with each other between the lines…..
I’m secretly happy we’re going back up to Seattle. The way Navarro Bowman put the Stick to sleep was a way better burn out than a fade away. I didn’t want to see another game get played there. Plus, we now get to go into Seattle and break their faces. I’m not sure or confident that the Niners win that game. I think they will. Or could. But the sheer drama and energy that will pulsate through that stadium is almost too much too consider.
Manning vs Brady in the AFC championship. Niners head back to Seattle for the NFC championship. It has never been this good on both sides of the conferences with 2 games to go before the Super Bowl. Seriously, name another year that was this epic. I can’t wait for next weekend.