21 Comments on ““If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.””

  1. Mark Says:

    Well, dear Kat, the Orioles have changed their hat logo for 2012, and have gone back to the 1966-1988 cartoon bird. The ornothologically-correct Oriole is now on the scrapheap of history, but we have our memories, don’t we?

    Gonna be a heck of a ballgame tonight at Foxboro – we’ll be snug at home watching right along with you!

    • katry Says:

      Oh, Mark!
      I find this painful. How can they let go of that beautiful bird? I looked up the old logo. Is that oddity of a bird going to be standing on the baseball again?

      It will be a heck of a game, but you know how I feel-I hope Tim Teebow will be saying his last on field prayer fot the season

  2. olof1 Says:

    It has been a bit chilly over here too, but not as cold as You have it. Sunshine all day 🙂 Now I can see the stars in the sky pretending I’m on my way to one of them 🙂

    Team logos here are rather boring compared to the ones one can find in the US. Normally its a shield with the teams names on it. But my ice hockey team is called Frölunda Indians (Yes there has been some complaining from native americans) has a Indian head with feathers decorating him.

    No kind of football is played during winter here. It’s ice hockey or bandy that are big here during this season and handball of course.

    Have a great day!

  3. Hedley Says:

    And the clouds opened and a ray of light shone down on to the Gillette and the booming voice of God was heard…TEBOW

    Get ready…..

  4. Bob Says:

    Football, American style, is a game best enjoyed on your sofa watched on a big screen TV or from the cozy confines of a sky box.The new Cowboys Stadium has the larges HD TV in the world hanging over the middle of the field. Baseball on the other hand is best enjoyed in person in either of the only two real ballparks, Fenway or Wrigley. Although everyone else considers soccer (Football) a beautiful game, to me it’s boring in person and even worse on TV. Let’s watch two teams play for 90 minutes to a score of nil to nil and decide the game on a shoot out. Hockey has also adopted the shootout and I think it’s a terrible mistake. I would have them add more sudden death periods until someone scores or someone drops dead from exhaustion. Unfortunately, extra periods don’t fit well into the TV schedule. That’s why regular season national broadcast of baseball games are only televised on Saturday afternoon.

    George Carlin described the differences best:

    Baseball is a 19th century pastoral game.
    Football is a 20th century new world order paramilitary power struggle.

    Baseball is played in a park…the baseball park.
    Football is played in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium.

    The baseball field is…a diamond.
    The football field is a gridiron.

    Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.
    Football begins in the fall, when everything is dying.

    In football, you wear a helmet.
    In baseball, you wear a cap!

    Football is concerned with downs. What down is it? Oh, it’s the last down.
    Baseball is concerned with ups. Who’s up? Are you up? He’s up! I’m up!!

    In football, you get a penalty.
    In baseball, you make an error…oops!

    In football, the specialist comes on to kick something.
    In baseball, the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.

    Football has tackling, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting, sacking, and unnecessary roughness.
    Baseball has . . . the sacrifice.

    Football is played in any kind of weather–rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog, major catastrophe, can’t see, don’t know if there’s a game going on, mud on the field, can’t read the uniforms, can’t read the yard markers–doesn’t matter, the struggle will continue.
    In baseball, if it rains, we don’t go out to play. I can’t go out, it’s raining out!!

    Baseball has the s e v e n t h i n n i n g s t r e t c h .
    Football has the two minute warning.

    And, of course, the objectives of the games are also completely different.

    In football, the object is for the quarterback, sometimes called the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use the shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack which may consist of power plays designed to punch holes in the forward wall of the enemy’s defensive line.

    In baseball, the object is to get home . . . safe.

    • Hedley Says:

      Errrrrrrr, Bob, penalty kicks are only used in very specific situations.
      A major difference between football and north American sports is that the crowd response is spontaneous. no stupid “let’s make some noise” up on the screen at Cowboy stadium….

      • Bob Says:

        At least in North America we don’t have to build a moat and a barbed wire fence around the field to keep the drunken, murderous fans contained to killing each other and from not killing the players. It may be expensive to attend an NFL game but at least its safe.

    • katry Says:

      I love George Carlin’s interpretation of the two games, and I think he’s right on. I never realized how much football is tied to warfare. I love the description of the quarterback. I’m still chuckling over the whole thing.

  5. Zoey & Me Says:

    Thanks Bob for the George Carlin quote. Don’t you know Brady is going up against God tonight? You best take communion if you want to help out as a fan. But let’s face it. The Denver defense has to be hotter than hot to even have a chance tonight. I’ll be watching too.

  6. Hedley Says:

    Zoey and me
    Tim Tebow is America’s Quarterback AND….You know who’s !!!!

  7. Hedley Says:

    Bob, there is a very serious answer to your comment and that is the Hillsborough disaster of 1989. The loss of life and the following Taylor Report completely changed the face of football. The English stadia has to be all seated, there are no fences and violence is a memory of the 70s when large groups of fans could run on the terraces.
    Nearly 23 years have passed but it changed the game for ever.
    Oh, and the tickets are really expensive

  8. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    I’ve always disliked football. I put in in the same category of boxing, and a few other horrid sports. George Carlin, has always been a favorite or mine.
    As a child I was taken to some sort of sports game by a friend and her father. I am not fond of heights, so climbing the bleachers, was scary.
    Be not afraid.

    • katry Says:

      I don’t know all the fine points of the game, but I like watching it. Baseball is my favorite.

      I’ll watch basketball but never golf or tennis or bowling.

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