Monday, December 27, 2010

Somebody Call George Carlin....

...because he is going to have to revise his "Baseball and Football" routine.

I had debated doing a post about the postponement of last night's game between the Eagles and the Vikings, but I woke up this morning and read the Philly papers and came upon this column (in the Daily News) by Will Bunch, called 'The Wimps Who Stole Christmas'.  The money quote is thus...
Ultimately, life is all about risk management, and the reward of football in the snow - so often a beautiful thing - means that thousands of fans, not to mention the players and coaches who seem disappointed and befuddled by this decision, were willing to take a few risks to see it. You know, a term that gets used a lot in the great political debate - overused, in my opinion - is whether America has become "a nanny state." Usually I'm on the other side (like when it comes to health care, in which . . . oh, never mind), but in this case I think here it's perfectly OK to channel your Inner Rush Limbaugh and say that "the nanny state" killed this football game.
Bunch is a garden-variety liberal, but he knows where it's at - the whole thing is worth the read.  I just found it to be ironic that all of a sudden the NFL was concerned about the public's safety in all this.  I wonder how much NBC played a role in this postponement; a postponement that happened with no snow in the air yet.

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