Are you as sick and tired of hearing about the cold weather at the Super Bowl? This time, Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk brings up the entertainment discussing the cold weather aspect. Wah, wah, wah.
If you listen to sports talk radio, you get the feeling that there’s going to be this massive blizzard that dumps a foot of snow on the game, and the people watching are going to end up looking like Jack Nicholson at the end of the “The Shining”.
I’ve heard enough of it and can’t wait till it ends. Players play throughout the season in cold weather. Fans watch the games in cold weather. We hear about “The Frozen Tundra” at Lambeau Field, and playoff games this weekend are being held in Boston, Denver and Seattle … all places capable of getting inclement weather. Did I mention North Carolina has also been known to get winter weather? It does.
The NFL is pricing the regular fan out of games. You know, the people who love football but don’t work for a company with corporate tickets. You and I cannot go to the Super Bowl because we’ll have to give up something we want or need. You know, like that vacation you’ve been planning for years, or that refrigerator you need to support your growing family.
Some of you don’t know the very first NFL game of national interest involved the Baltimore Colts and Johnny Unitas winning the first NFL championship overtime game against the New York Giants played in Yankee Stadium. NFL championship games were played in Cleveland, New York, Green Bay and Chicago. It was no big deal because it’s the way it was. At one time, Washington was the only NFL city below the Mason – Dixon line. It wasn’t a problem.
Memo to broadcasters and sports talk radio whiners: You get to go to the Super Bowl for free. Shut your mouths. Quit your bitching. Maybe the half-assed fan thinks a Super Bowl played in the weather is bad, but for the people who love and care about the sport, it’s no big deal. You know, the people who think it’s okay for their kids to play the game if they are trained right, not the weaklings who consider the brutality of the sport too much for little Johnny. Meanwhile, little Johnny plays a video game killing hundreds of people at a time, but that’s okay because that’s not “real”. Hell, we’re not even hearing from the corporate ticket holders! There are plenty of season ticket holders who would be happy to go to the Super Bowl, but can’t due to availability or financial issues.
One of the categories we have are “sports media douchery.” The fact of the matter is, sports media are freeloaders. These guys bitch about weather in the cities where they get to travel. They complain how players (aka, people) they insult are non-cooperative with them. They whine about the pre and post-game food they get served … most of the time, for free … isn’t up to their standards. Are you kidding me? I wish I had a job that served me up food for free, allowed me to report on something I actually liked and watch games. It’s not exactly the hardest life. And when’s the last time you heard about a sports talk radio personality getting in trouble? I wonder how many of those guys commit crimes and it never gets reported. Hardly ever. Hell, Bill Conlin … a nasty, spiteful individual … was accused of child molestation but never went to prison. In fact, baseball writers defended Conlin. Meanwhile, Dan LeBatard gets excommunicated by a pair of giant scroatbags and others for his Hall-of-Fame voting. You’re going to get blasted in the news if you’ve offended them in any way.