Sunday, February 6, 2011

Superbowl Sunday

It's a big day for Americans. There's a football game on TV tonight that determines the best team in the country. The Pittsburgh Steelworkers Union is playing against another team somewhere from the midwest. The two opponents will run in opposite directions down the court trying to reach the finish line and score goals, I'm told.

For the life of me, I can't understand why people think this is entertaining. Run with the ball to the left, then run with the ball to the right and try to make it all the way to the end. Seems pretty silly.

But someone must think there's value in this, because Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers pocketed $8.6 million in 2009, while Steelers' QB Ben Roethlisberger made $7.7 million. That's the craziest thing of all—that these two are paid like celebrities, just because they throw a leather ball and know which direction to run in. Their mamers must be very proud of them; they never had any smarts or talent, but they got dirt rich anyway. Damn, ain't that America?

The only thing more curious is that Black Eyed Peas will be performing at halftime. They're filthy rich, have no talent and they can't even hold a ball.