More evidence that most football fans are not the brightest lights and further explains why they are rarely among the pantheon of society's luminaries.
I'd rather be caught doin what I do best by my mom than to be caught dead in that horrid concrete hell hole.Why do people buy into that kind of thing like it really means something in some kind of way?
That might seem like a good idea on paper, but I can't imagine standing there, or anywhere, even if it is at the new Death Star, for three-plus hours just for the privilege of saying I was at the game. Couldn't they have at least made it stepped, instead of level, so that you could see SOMETHING besides the back of some drunk idiot's head? Yeah, you can see a screen, but it's not the big screenPS - leave it to mzchif to denigrate millions of people with one swipe because of her anti-sport bias.If smart people are so smart, why haven't they figured out how to jam 100,000 fans into a stadium for a poetry reading? It could be worth millions! Just imagine the profits to be realized from the sale of Walt Whitman jerseys? I think he played both ways, didn't he?
To anonymous 1:38...You are not much for thinking are you? As for your plan for a "stepped" area for "drunk idiots" to stand, just how much of a liability do you think there would be for any arena to encourage and expect "drunk idiots" to stand for "three-plus hours" when those "drunk idiots" began falling down/tripping down steps?People have, for centuries, paid incredibly high prices for merchandise featuring the names of authors and poets. Most people call them BOOKS. There are vast structures on every continent devoted to housing the memorabilia of poets/authors, most people know them as libraries. I know this will come as quite a shock to you but more people have read books and/or benefited from the content of a book than have EVER watched a sporting event.I can, as can most well educated people, name, off the top of my head, countless authors some of whom have been dead for centuries. Name me, off the top of your head, one athlete, known solely for his athleticism, who has been dead for more than 200 years.Incidentally, it is commonly believed that lyrics are modern society's equivalent to poetry. Country and Rap music has some of the most poetic of lyrics and both genres sell out stadiums chock full of people willing to listen to the poetry of lyrics.
Face it--the only thing stupider (more stupid?) than the idea of selling these "party passes", is the fact that so many people actually bought them! Seems like all those people would be a safety hazard, also.
Hercules...Mzchief,you're a TARD no matter what.
A mosh pit for football fans.
MzDrunk idiots have to navigate steps during any sporting event. They have to get from their seats to the restrooms numerous times during the contest.So most of your heroes are dead heroes, and most of mine (if you want to ascribe them to me, feel free) I have witnessed in real time. Scoreboard!There have been millions of poorly written books published, and there are millions of literate people who are no smarter than the ones you disparaged in your original comment.I can't name anyone known solely for athleticism who has been dead for more than 200 years. I guess they were all proficient at more than one thing.Some folks might think that you are smarter than I am, but with that last comment about country and rap music being akin to poetry, I bet that number has dropped significantly. Reference your original comment and instead of football, replace that with either of those genres of music. The majority of the crowd is there for the same purpose - to booze it up and escape reality for a few hours.
Wow, looks like fun - Not!
trust me, it sucked.
To anonymous 2:35...You do realize, Hercules was NOT a real person, right? However, congratulations for naming a mythological figure whom you could have only learned about from LITERATURE.*******************************To anonymous 3:25...There is a vast difference between expecting people to TEMPORARILY navigate stairs, which are inherently more dangerous than a level surface, than requiring "drunk idiots" to stand for "three-plus hours" on steps.You are mistaken if you believe most of my heroes are dead. Trust me, intellect has done far more FOR modern civilization than has athleticism.
mzchief -Why do you offer intellect as an alternative for athleticism? It doesn't have to be an either/or scenerio. Many hightly educated people are sports fans. Don't assume that a love for sports deprives a man or woman of intelligence! mzchief, I have not been on this blog for long. I have read some of the comments posted towards you and until this point, I thought other bloggers were being harsh towards you. After seeing this sort of banter from you, it is becoming a bit more clear why they are so hard on you. I think you bring it on yourself by your high and mighty attitude! You probably won't find an athlete from 200 years ago that is known solely for his contribution to the sports scene. Maybe that is because it has just been in modern history that professional sports has been established - but I'm assuming you have read that in a book somewhere!!
TO anonymous 9:21...Actually, athleticism has been important, as entertainment, to societies, for far longer than books have been available to the public. You are familiar with the Roman Colosseum known for hosting PROFESSIONAL gladiatorial events, right? Do not forget the jousts during medieval times? pun intended However, even the uneducated people of long ago knew that sport was merely that, sport. Emperors and kings knew to entertain the unwashed masses so as to give the simple minded folk something to focus on as a means to break the monotony of their meaningless lives. In this day and age it would have been thought that more people would have found something better to do than spend hours watching other people engage in a sporting event. However, I guess being nothing but spectators, somewhat, explains why so many people are lard butts.You seemingly failed to comprehend my ORIGINAL statement at 1:08 remains FACTUAL & CORRECT. My subsequent comments are in response to people engaging me in "banter." The subject of intellect verses athleticism was brought into contention by the comment at 1:38. Seemingly, observation and comprehension are not your strong points thus, I am compelled to remind you that my use of "drunk idiots" was a direct quote taken from the comment at 1:38.Obviously, you are new to the blog because you would otherwise realize, I really do not care what people like you think about me. Incidentally, there is every possibility that my attitude is not "high and mighty" but yours is low and sickly or even perhaps, my opinion is, merely, different than yours....Just a thought, mind you.
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