This weekend is it. The penultimate American holiday. The Super Bowl. There are no religious affiliations. Football is our religion, so much so that we keep trying to spread it to the rest of the world that seems hooked on playing that funny little round ball kicking game. There seems to be a debate afoot. So let’s have an objective examination of the evidence in support of both.
American Football Players are the best athletes in the world. The bigger you are, the better. In America we like everything bigger all the time. According to possibly true facts I made up, compared to the rest of the world’s football players, our football athletes have a higher mortality
rate (see, they’re best at that too!) and a lower average age of death, but when they are on the field entertaining us it is glorious. See that gut on the guy in the picture above? In a Third World country a gut like that implies wealth. Sure, in the States it implies diabetes, but man can he push some other guys around. If he fell on Wayne Rooney he would kill him!
American Football Players Hide Their Faces in helmets so that we don’t have to see any unattractive people on our televisions and if the attractive ones are grimacing, we don’t have to look at it. That must be why they wear the helmets, because apparently they’re completely ineffective at protecting the players brains. I know that’s a fact, because Will Smith said so. If you can’t trust The Fresh Prince, who can you trust? If the rest of the world’s football was any good Will Smith would have made a movie about it.
In America we like to score a lot of points: All of you people from countries in the rest of the world, imagine if your football games ended with a 14-12 score! How great would that be, right? Get rid of the goalie! He’s ruining everything!
The Rest Of The World Named Their Game Wrong: Here is the ultimate irony: In American football only one player on each team gets to touch the ball with his foot. In the rest of the worlds football only one player on each team gets to touch the ball with his hands. That obviously means that the rest of the world should change the name of their game to Handball.
So, as you can see, although the United States has less people than the rest of the world, we are still right. And Canada is on our side too. They have football just like ours. Ok, well, not just like ours, but kind of close and with poutine. The bottom line is, if Will Smith and Canada thinks we’re right, I don’t wanna be wrong.
Have a great Super Bowl weekend everybody, unless you’re watching the wrong football. ~Phil
It’s all balls if you ask me Phil :p
I can’t argue with that!
Haha, Jimmy’s argued many a time….he loses of course :p
Funny post, Phil but scary about the dangers highlighted in the link. I had no idea it had quite such longterm negative effects. Then again I rarely see it and just presumed that the protective headgear did what it was supposed to.
Fun post Phil. I’m not much of a soccer fan; I guess I prefer my footballs oblong too. And don’t even get me started on those silly Europeans who roll around on the ground like they’ve just been shot every time someone so much as bumps into them 😉
I was thinking of milking that stereotype for a joke, but our American football players and basketball players do it just as much.
I must have been in a fog
Never got football til I read this blog
But I think I’m still all good
Cheerleaders, commercials and of course, food!
If there were a Super Bowl for poets
You would win it. I just know it!
Scarves, frilly shirts, uniforms that are rad
I’ll take those over helmets and shoulder pads.
Apparently you’re also choosing to read blogs instead of watching the game
What game?? (Ha, ha)
Nailed it! 😂
Football fans don’t generally riot when their team loses. Can’t say the same for futbol fans
Snarky but true
What about how totally lame all the futbol nations’ viewing-time snacks and snack-dishes are? Why? ‘Cause what can you do with the shape of that uncreative ball? In the U.S., we cut, squeeze, or paint a proper ‘murrican ovoid football shape everywhere food touches.
What are sports all about–what is their raisin d’etre–if not the happy mock physical engagement of the gorging idle snacking class? The U.S. football is obviously superior.
Obviously, snack pecking order establishes nation pecking order.