Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Super Bowl Thoughts...and Ultrarunning

Thoughts for a couple days after the Super Bowl....

1. I will always hate the Patriots for the cheating shenanigans of their coach, Bill Belichick, busted in 2007.  For crying out loud, your team is good enough, you don't have to cheat.  Now whenever I see you all I can think is CHEATER.  Forever.

See here and here for a couple representative stories, in case you forgot.

2.  Why do owners always wear suits to a football game?  Not just the Super Bowl, but in any NFL game where they show the owner's box, the dudes are wearing suits.  Just for once I would love to see an owner in jeans and a sweatshirt or team jersey, like a normal person would wear to a game.

3.  It was a great game, well-played and interesting, all the way to the end.  But maybe closer than it should have been?...see point 1 above, 'cause we just don’t know whether the cheaters cheated in this one, do we?

Oh, and the link to Ultrarunning?  Somehow I think that the prevalence of cheating in our sport is pretty minimal.  Not nonexistent, just insignificant.  You may counter with the fact that it's only because the stakes are low in Ultrarunning and not much $$ is involved.  But somehow I truly believe that the character of our practitioners is higher than the populace at large.

Can I prove that?  Nope, but it's still true.


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