As Dan McLaughlin noted, this is what happens when you elect Democrats. Enjoy, Louisiana!
— Timmy Teepell (@TimmyTeepell) February 12, 2016
…I refer, of course, to high school football*.
The coach of a Texas high school football team has been accused of bullying in a formal complaint after his team beat another school 91-0.
MyFoxDFW.com reports a parent of a player on the Western Hills High School football team claims Aledo High School football coach Tim Buchanan encouraged his players to bully their opponents by running up the score. Buchanan learned of the online complaint against him Saturday, the day after his team beat Western Hills in a 4A matchup.
Apparently Aledo is scary good this year. The other team’s football coach blanched at the accusation, of course; and it’s not as if the Aledo coach was trying to be obnoxious about it:
U.S. military academy football teams will play this weekend, despite the government shutdown.
A senior defense official said Wednesday the decision affects this weekend’s games only, and future games will be evaluated as events unfold. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity.
Translation: Those idiots in the White House may not understand about football, but we do. Needless to say, you can guess how those future games will be “evaluated” – spoiler warning: football fans with an opinion on military academy games will not suddenly start changing their minds – but that leads to a larger point. To wit: this administration has the same kind of killer instinct that so infused the career of Confederate General Braxton Bragg. (more…)
Football’s first fan isn’t sure he’d let his son play the game, in light of the impact it takes on its players.
“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football,” President Barack Obama tells The New Republic.
I have two sons, and in light of recent research I am going to think long and hard before I let them play football. I find the spate of recent wrap-your-kids-in-gauze policies that our culture glories in to be essentially silly, but I am not going to pretend that regularly getting hit on the head cannot have long-term consequences simply because liberals tend to be the ones pushing out contrary-evidence research findings. Especially since these are my kids that we’re talking about; if I don’t think that something’s safe for them, then it’s not and the subject’s closed.
Then again, I’d rather watch hockey than football anyway.
PS: To clarify, I’m not saying Change the sport. I’m saying I don’t think that I want my kids playing the sport unless it changes.
I can’t exactly put my finger on why this is hysterical…
Fuck it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) September 25, 2012
…but judging from my Twitter timeline, I’m hardly the only person to think so.
You know, I don’t even watch football and I’ve gotten into the habit of checking out what the final score was for the Broncos game. Because every time Tim Tebow gets the win and thanks Jesus and the team for it, somebody goes entertainingly nuts about the former.
(Via The Right Scoop and The Radio Equalizer) I figure that eventually Tim Tebow will lose another game, although thanks to him the Broncos are in a heck of a better position for a playoff slot, which is I believe is the crazy hope that they had when they made him starting QB. And when that day comes, I will be largely grateful that I am not, say, Bill Press in the video above: largely because the video above causes me to suspect that Press may be incapable of sustaining a useful erection sans a constant obsession of just how badly he hates unabashed Christians.
[Oops! H/T @DanCleary]
I had and have no stake in any confrontation between the Bears and the Packers, but a bet is a bet, Governor Quinn. You bet Governor Walker of Wisconsin that the Bears would win the NFC Championship. You lost that bet. Accordingly, your soup kitchen volunteer shift awaits. So stop looking nervously at various union bosses and pay up.
Because if you don’t, you’ll never get to make another media-friendly friendly wager without your welching on this one being brought up.
OK, I don’t really watch football anymore, but this is hysterical:
Kind of redundant – at that level, the amount of force is adequately described as “pretty goram hard” – but hysterical.
I refuse to call it ‘football,’ since I am a cultural chauvinist. And I am a little skeptical of encouraging such goings-on among Americans, given that I firmly believe that world geopolitical security is enhanced by there being at least one sport out there where quite tiny nations can beat the USA like a drum*. Still: this is an impressive enough stunt:
Well done, guys.
*There is no contradiction between the two statements.
THERE IS NO CONTRADICTION! I AM NOT LISTENING! LALALA… (more…)
Patriots over-thinking a 4th down and the Jets trying to hand a touchdown to Jacksonville.
Heh. This reminds me of the football pool that I was in once where my objective was to lose every week. I was doing it ostensibly for the long-term payoff: the argument was that if I could demonstrate that I consistently was doing worse than random chance, then my picks were actually very valuable (just reverse them, and win!). Truth be told, the shtick I was getting out of it was easily worth the five bucks a week – and it was fun while it lasted. I was getting no more than two or three wins every week, and people were starting to believe that I was some sort of weird anti-football prophet.
Then one week the NFL had seven upsets. As I mentioned to my wife during the hastily-convened sudden night out, while I ended up far ahead of the game I hadn’t exactly planned on this particular outcome. And the look in the football pool organizer’s eyes when he realized that I hadn’t even known that I had won that week…
PS: But the mojo was lost; for the rest of the season my picks were… mediocre.