If Chris Christie had the Winter Olympics coming to the Snoopy (AKA Met Life) Stadium region instead of the Super Bowl we wouldn’t need any of these naval warships streaming towards the Meadowlands like those currently bearing down on Sochi. He’d just decide who was and wasn’t a terrorist…and then close their bridge access.
And on that note Sportsattitudes returns to the blogosphere. In order to better appreciate my take on the insanity about to go down with these two colossal sporting events please do read my prior post which I wrote oh, about a year ago. The very last one I wrote before taking a break that lasted far longer than anticipated. Good to be back.
I am in my suburban Philadelphia home and the amount of snow falling right now (sideways I might add) may eventually outnumber the tweets about Richard Sherman’s outburst about Michael Crabtree after Seattle’s thrilling win over San Francisco Sunday evening. Truly, if the Super Bowl was being played at the Meadowlands today it would be one of the most hysterical, must-see-TV moments in sports history. The weather forecast (which translates into Latin as “open your window because we have no earthly idea what it will do”) for two weeks out has Super Bowl Sunday experiencing freezing temps with light precipitation. Hey, I love bad-weather outdoor football as much as the next person but when you get to the Big Game you gotta put it in the best conditions possible because it’s the most powerful, mega-watt evening in all of American sports…unless of course your power goes out like it did last year. Which can also happen when you’re having a blizzard and it’s 10 degrees…like I’m watching outside right now. If you’re one of those folks who can’t stand people in your office always yak-yak-yakking about the impending doom of the next storm system you should contact NASA and catch the next shuttle to the space station immediately because for two weeks ALL you’re going to hear about is the weather. Not how special Denver and Seattle are, not how perfect their players are, not how clever their coaches are. No, you’re gonna hear about the weather. What WAS the National Football League thinking? Next thing you know, they’ll want to get rid of extra points. Wait. What?
And those Sochi Winter Games are shaping up to be more like War Games than anything else. At least there will be nice weather. Very nice weather. Melt the slopes weather. We have been assured Mad Vlad Putin has stocked up on plenty of snow to disperse should Mother Nature not comply. Right now, he should be more concerned about dispersing troops so Mother Russia doesn’t become extinct. Let’s hope we wind up eventually talking about sporting purity…not tight security.
It feels good to take a few minutes here and crank out mindless thoughts about mindless decisions to give New Jersey a Super Bowl and Sochi a Winter Olympics. This is where I left off ranting with y’all almost twelve months ago and it seemed a perfect time to crank up the crazy once more.