The Super Bowl is a world championship just like World Cup soccer so it is
appropriate to put it on high priority in news stories. More paper are sold with
football information every day than anything ever written about Liberia or
Mongolia in a hundred years.
When you stop to think about the highly sophisticated level of political
discourse that happens on the DN pages everyday you can see why the letter
writer would be concerned. How in the world could we take time away from such
enlightening discourse to spend a few minutes with what is happening in the NFL?
wow, I almost got that out with a straight face.
Enjoying the NFL and musing over their tempest in a tea pot does not preclude
interest in other issues of the day. Fretting about the difficulties confronting
our society needs a respite and the NFL is a trivial diversion. Lighten up.
Sorry the letter writer doesn't know how to get real news from teh
internet. Frankly I liked the NFL as front line news... it brought my
blood pressure down from election season.
Seemed ironically symbolic of GW Bush's winning back in 2000 to me...Just goes to prove to me that skilled UNION labor may cost more in the
short run, but in the long run it's worth every penny of it!
Maybe the NFL Zebra labour struggles reflect some trend or event in society at
large. I can't think of an analogy right now, but there might be one.
the letter writer is right we could not possible take a few minutes to focus on
a sports news story and still pay attention to the election and other world
events after all we can only do one thing at a time, right?
Why?So we can hear a few one liners and someone from foxnews writing
on a chalkboard?Here's the thing that you folks need to
realize. THE INTERNET has changed things. One can easily go onto a candidates
website and read what the candidate is about. So why do we need to waste our
time listening to all the negative ads, campaigning, and one line zingers that
one would get from the news?If you're relying on the
"news" to inform you on the campaign, then you're going to end up
being far less informed than someone who has watched football.
"The Games" is how the wealthy control the lowly masses.
Now you know America's real religion.