One of our contributors, a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, mentioned he’d like to see players on teams opposing the niners to get hurt.
I thought that was unconscionable. Until I found the niners fan was not unique. I talked to a co-worker, a San Diego Chargers fan we’ll call “Major D.”
Major D. calls a certain quarterback “18.” He claims an injury to 18 … an injury preventing 18 from playing, means 18’s team is “dead.” He called 18’s team’s running game a “fraud”, then stated he would pull for any team playing 18’s team, even if it was Oakland because he hates 18’s team that much. Personally, I don’t blame him. Part of 18’s reason to come to that division in the first place was due to the other teams being weak. Fans of other division rivals hate 18’s team, not to mention 18’s 6-0 record versus the division this season.
I had to laugh but I knew karmic retribution was due. Phillip D. Rivers is a walking injury, and played not-too-well in San Diego’s season-ending loss to Kansas City. 18 is still upright but nearing an end to his distinguished, record-breaking career. Let’s hope 18 continues breaking records, but doesn’t actually do any winning. In the meantime, understand wishing for players to get hurt means karmic retribution.