All Blog Posts Tagged 'sports' (7)

“Does God ‘Got Game’?” Hits All the Right Buttons

"In America it is sport that is the opiate of the masses."

--Russell Baker

 

"Pro football is like nuclear warfare.  There are no wionners, only survivors."

--Frank Gifford

 

"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play.  It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules, and sadistic pleasures in witnesssing violence: in other words it is war minus the…

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Added by Alan Perlman on February 4, 2013 at 8:20pm — 4 Comments

PS. on Football: Sanctity of the Game Desecrated but (Happily) Restored.

For weeks, the NFL was involved in a controversy as contentious as the Protestant Reformation: a salary dispute with and concomitant lockout of referees...and their replacement by lower-level officials who have already made countless blunders, failed to understand football's elaborate rules, and even counted an interception as a touchdown by the player who never caught the ball.

Their ineptitude has enraged the fans. In Baltimore, they united into a "fuck you" chant that the…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 27, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Battered Brains, Blithering Biden, and the Religion of Football (w/new Addendum)

“No child should predecease their parents.  I remember what it’s like (PAUSE).  It brings back (PAUSE)…It brings back memories…that call, out of the blue.”

Joe Biden

 

Why is football still legal?  It’s a serious question.  Why maintain, nay, lionize a pastime that wrecks bodies and minds? 

A century ago, Teddy Roosevelt, that manliest of…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 8, 2012 at 10:30am — 60 Comments

For those that did not think 'faith' had much to do w/influence etc.. with Miami guy that ripped face off homeless guy...

... . .. .. . ?



Yet faith remains a recurring theme in the story of Eugene’s life — and in his horrifying death. It is why he evangelized, led a Bible study for friends and had recently been looking for a church home. It is what sent his mother door to door, looking for a church that would have her son’s funeral. It is why police found verses ripped from his Bible scattered across the MacArthur Causeway a few feet from his body. And, perhaps, it is what helps people understand what…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 16, 2012 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

As a Broncos fan and atheist, my take on Tim Tebow: Disrespecting the uniform

As a Broncos fan and atheist, my take on Tim Tebow: Disrespecting the uniform

The Orange Crush defense of 1977. I was five years old, and I remember it well.

After all, I had the entire Orange...…

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Added by denbutsu on February 13, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

Abuse Bowl Hoax

The Super Bowl is barely 24 hours away, and people across the country, even other parts of the world, are all gearing up for a marathon of beer, Velveeta topped Fritos, endless commercials (and, oh yeah,  probably a little head banging good ‘ole ‘Merican football, too). And many are also bracing for that annual orgy of misogynistic violence that accompanies it.
Or are they?

 

 

Domestic violence is a serious problem.…

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Added by pantagruel1 on February 5, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Religion and Football

This post was imported from Livejournal on 2008.07.18



This guy is hilarious. And awesome. Every now and then he strikes a chord with me. I completely relate to this idiocy.



If there's anything I think is nearly as asinine as religion, it's sports fanaticism...



You know, for a long time, I've wanted to write a satire piece on religion and football. I'm from… Continue

Added by Jim Craft on September 12, 2007 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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