On the one hand, football still gets played in bad conditions. On the other hand: I’ve never seen a football field ripple like that before. That’s, like, actual waves of snow.Continue reading Tweet of the Day, I’m Torn On This Delay Of Game edition.
They’re playing the Bills-Browns game in Detroit because of snowy conditions. There were some complaints about this, until the snowy conditions showed up:
Orchard Park, home of the @BuffaloBills, has seen 66 inches of snow in the last 24 hours!
This is the highest 24-hour snow total ever recorded in New York state.
— Colin McCarthy (@US_Stormwatch) November 19, 2022
66 inches of snowfall is almost but not quite taller than my head*. That probably qualifies as ‘too much snow for football.’ Even in upstate New York.
*I’m a hobbit, remember?
…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. Continue reading Military academy games back on! …And, oh, yeah: @BarackObama is weak.
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.