Hooray for Football

Posted in Uncategorized by DCroy on 12 September 2009

Okie dokey. Summer’s over, so I guess I should pick this thing back up. And because I’m too lazy to scan my Fortune just now, I’ll go with an update to something that I’ve mentioned before.

So, another child’s been killed by our beloved game. Yippidy dippidy doo. The most stunning quote to me is this one, by Boron High athletic director:

“It still hurts. Everyday we talk about it. We wear his number on our helmets.”

On the helmets worn during the game that killed him. I understand the impulse, but isn’t that – looked at another way – kind of horribly crass? Like memorializing a car crash victim with a bumper sticker?

Is there anything else that ends in the deaths of children that we rationalize so blithely? It’s just goddamn entertainment. We are the Romans, these kids are the lion food. Enjoy football season.

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  1. Hooray for Football, pt.3 « said, on 30 September 2009 at 5:54 pm

    […] of course, “everything that is wrong with America,” as one blogger put it. It kills children. And now it gives you […]

  2. Enrique Fonnesbeck said, on 8 November 2010 at 8:41 am

    This site seems to recieve a large ammount of visitors. How do you get traffic to it? It gives a nice unique spin on things. I guess having something useful or substantial to post about is the most important factor.

    • David Croy said, on 8 November 2010 at 9:20 am

      It’s not setting the world ablaze, but I guess there’s a fair share of readers. To be frank (and a little depressing), the best way to get eyeballs is to be histrionic. The posts about something cool or interesting get almost no pageviews; the posts that pointlessly have the word “bullshit” in the title get a lot. People love the hate.

      I don’t have ads, though, and this is too much a personal repository of half-baked, unedited thoughts for me to worry too much about numbers. Do what you want. Even if nobody reads it, at least you’ve enjoyed the time you spent on it!


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