Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I just figured it out.

I just figured out why Football (American Style) is the perfect sport for the egocentric athlete to play. Go with me on this. In most other team sports, say Soccer (non-American style Football), every player has a lot of talent, but they must be willing to forgo showing off all the time by passing the ball or whatever, lest they be labeled a "ball hog". But in Football, not only is this show off behavior encouraged, it is part of the game. There is one guy on the field who HAS to be a ball hog -- the quarterback. This dude gets the ball EVERY TIME. And then he gets to throw it to whomever he wants to. And you know who he throws it too most? The guy that that is the biggest show off about being able to run down the field and break tackles. Everyone else on the field is pretty much just filler to distract the other team from these show offs.

I'm not saying this is a bad thing, I'm just saying that the sport caters to the modern egotistical athelete, and there is nothing wrong with that.

5 comments:

jiggs said...

Are you making the claim that the modern egotistical athlete is gay? Not that there is anything wrong with that...


Ahh. that old Seinfeld joke just keeps on giving. By the way, have you heard the latest one about OJ Simpson? He certainly likes to murder people, doesn't he? HEYO!

Fred said...

i've always been curious as to why its called football, when the actual ball comes into contact with a foot very rarely. however "soccer" is only played with the feet. i propose a name swap. who do i call/beat up for some answers around here?

jiggs said...

You both call and beat up me. I can't give you answers, I just like that sort of thing.

slappy said...

And yet, football players all wear helmets and 90% of them are largely anonymous.

Booty J Patrol said...

Right, the 90% of the guys that are just filler to distract the other team from the stars.