This year 225 million fans are going to be filling the streets, stadiums, and their couches to celebrate the biggest holiday season of them all . Football. If you do not know about the play offs I should shake your hand. That means that you never ever hear the ear wrenching sounds of bad reporting. If you are this person I could use some tips on how to avoid every mind numbing advertisement there is.
I see it as a mockery. What would happen if we put all that drive from 225 million people into something constructive? What if Americans screamed that loud about our water crisis, the NSA spying, government spending, poverty, and war? What if they put all the hours they spend throughout the week watching these games into learning something beyond a basic high school education? What kind of Nation could we build?
No of course that nation won’t ever happen because 225 million of you love junk food advertisements, women being thrown into your face, and men pounding into each other screaming. Many of you believe that large screen and NFL team jersey makes you a big fan. You are most likely a BIG fan because the majority of these people are obese. Look at all the soft drink, snacks, and meat that is advertised during this season. You are encouraged to be the biggest fan ever because the more you promote football the more money you are fattening someone else’s wallet. They want your money so they want you to be the biggest fan. Try calling a football manager or a stadium while you are in debt. Explain to them you invested so many hours and dollars into the sport. You could use some help. You helped them right? They should help you? Go ahead call them yourself…..See how much they do care.
There is nothing inspiring about the stories of the players about how far they have came. Look at your own story and what brought you are to where you are now. Nobody is going to care when you walk down the street that you have 4 degrees and you saved someone’s life. You do not see parades thrown over that stuff. If you give a large man a jersey and a football throw him in a stadium you will turn him into a god.
What if you shut off the T.V. this weekend instead of watching the Play offs? What if you learn something instead? Or take your family sledding, for a swim, or a hike? What if you play a board game? Create memories that are real. T.V. is not real and these people do not need you to be their fan. You need to be your families biggest fan so turn off that T.V and stop being sold out to these freaks.