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Monday, January 22, 2007

Chocolate Bowl

First, let me say: "DA BEARS!!!!!"

I am totally surprised that they are going to the Chocolate Bowl Super Bowl. The way Grossman was playing this year, I thought they were totally fucked.
Sorry Lee, I guess it won't be a Bears/Patriots game this time after all. Which is probably a good thing. I think the Bears have a better chance against the Colts.

Anyway, let me explain the 'Chocolate Bowl' thing.
It really pissed me off - and everyone else I've heard mention it - that the first thing out of the media's idiotic mouths wasn't that there were two underdogs going. No, they couldn't mention that the Bears hadn't been there in 20-odd years or that the Colts haven't been in the Super Bowl since leaving Baltimore for Indianapolis in 1984. They couldn't talk about how good of a job either team had done.
Fuck no. The first and biggest issue was that there were two black/African-American coaches going to the Super Bowl this season.
I'm sure the NFL in all its wisdom will take all sorts of credit for hiring these guys too. Just like they point out how great the NFL has been for the city of New Orleans. They would lead you to believe that were it not for New Orleans having a football team there would have been no reconstruction there yet.
An NFL team would hire someone white, black, yellow, red, purple or even pink; male of female, if they thought that person would win games for them. In other words, color/race ain't an issue. Qualifications seems to take a bigger priority. And these guys just happen to be black.
I have to hand it to coach Dungy of the Colts though. After he listened to the reporter make his spiel about two black coaches, he said something along the lines of 'This is about the teams, not the coaches'. And the look on his face as he said it confirmed that what he was saying was how he really felt.

In my opinion, that's the sort of shit that perpetuates racism. As long differences in people continue to be recognized, those differences are going to continue to get exploited. And that really pisses me off.

So anyway, WOOHOO! My wife is the real Bears fan, but I have become one by default. And I hope they pull it off.

6 comments:

Lee said...

I'm with you rooting for the Bears. I was hoping for a rematch, but I don't think I'll be able to stomach a Manning victory interview. I had to turn off the TV in disgust last night.

Thankfully I'll be working during the Super Bowl. Not so thankfully, my tip potential for pizza is now next to nothing since I think a lot fewer people are going to watch the game.

ibptoc!

curmudgeon said...

Eh, I think you'll still be plenty busy. Even if there ain't as many watching it as there would have been, it's still the big game of the year.

Squid Vicious said...

It's been far too long since I did "The Superbowl Shuffle."

Which leads me to terrorists: They like to blow themselves up, we like to blow them up. We should get along better, no?

curmudgeon said...

You would think that there would be any sort of problem. We could just go blow them up and be done with it. Tickle them pink.

Scottsdale Girl said...

Ooh the Prince called me at dinner with my dad to rant about this too.

GO COLTS!

curmudgeon said...

Colts - BAH!!!