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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

the most holy sport: a girl's observations

 Everyone knows that football is the most holy sport. It is the sport nearest and dearest to our Lord's heart. Growing up in the South, I was whelped on the pigskin pacifier. Sunday afternoons are so iconic with football that I feel lost when it's NOT on.

With all that though, I'm still a girl. I observe football in a different way than my male counterparts. In today's post, I'll share a few of my football observations with you. Feel free to chime in if you agree/disagree or want to add your own observation.

1. Football players are getting cuter.
I'm just saying. From Mark Sanchez to Wes Welker, there are lots of cu-ute men who put on the uniform. Have you ever looked at photos of some of the players from back in the day? Wow. They look a bit, um, scary. Now-a-days, there are LOTS of handsome players. Of course, if you know anything about me then you know how hard it is for me to NOT include the name of the most amazing, exceeding attractive and all-around good guy Drew Brees. Oh wait, I just did... ;)

L-R Mark Sanchez and Wes Welker

2. Football uniforms are getting uglier.
I love when teams put on their throwback uniforms because often, they are prettier than their normal uniforms. Examples of this are the throwback orange Bucs uniforms and the throwback Oilers uniforms. Now we have to look at the old ugly Titans uniforms. Ugh. Even though pretty much everyone in the world (read: men) hate the throwback Eagles uniform that's light blue and yellow...I LOVE IT!

L-R Throwback Packers, Bears and Eagles uniforms.

3. Football players are getting wimpier.
Yeah, yeah, I realize that players are big and hard now, but back in the day they didn't have nearly as many pads and protective measures as modern players do. Modern players are constantly getting hurt and hurting other players. Perhaps because they play long past their prime. Perhaps they play too often. Maybe they are just not as healthy overall as players were in the 60s. Who knows. It's just something I've observed.

4. College football is getting tainted.
From alleged compensations to sex-scandals, college football is losing much of its youthful innocence. No longer is college football just some boys who want to play ball and have fun, every one is out to one-up each other and make it to the pros. What ever happened to guys who just love the game? Is it all about the money and fame? I mean, you expect some of that in the NFL, but not in college too!

So, those are some of my football observations. Do you have any you'd like to add?

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree! Especially with #3 and it is not just college! I am from Pittsburgh and our boys have been through a lot. There were several rape allegations against one of our NFL players that I hardly think were true since all charges were dropped. It made him and our whole city look bad. I think some people are out for some extra cash in their pockets and ruining the lives of players and coaches seems to be the only way they can think to achieve that!

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