Saturday, February 2, 2008

It's a Game

Gotta disagree with my buddy, Gandhisxmas, a bit (see post below). Football is a game, and it's only a penalty if the ref sees it. I can think of several other incidents where there was taping against the rules that I would rather the honorable Senator Arlen Spector devote his attention to.
That said, Happy Super Bowl.


Demeur said...

I have to disagree with you a bit on this one Py. Remember the steroids. That was after the fact. And yes Spector could be doing better things with his time. But this seems to just set a bad tone for the rest of America. (As in) It doesn't matter what you do as long as you don't get caught.

pygalgia said...

I can respect that opinion, but cheating at sports is as old as sports itself. Back when I played baseball, I was good at stealing signs; now they're using a camera. Cheating? Yes. Worthy of a congrssional investigation? Not in my opinion.

gandhisxmas said...

That is where I am coming from. A meaningless game? Sure. But also a question of ethics, soul, and integrity. There is a difference between looking for advantages within set rules and consciously breaking the rules. Maybe victory, conquering, power, and prestige is more important than dignity and integrity. That would explain much about where we find ourselves as a people.

This is a question and a reflection of ethical understanding in our culture and civilization.

But yes, I agree, in the end its a meaningless bozo jock circus for us decadent Romans to get emotional about in our irrational attachments to symbols of power.

Specter is getting involved not because of the Eagles, but because billions of dollars are bet on these games. If widespread cheating comes to light, this would constitute massive fraud and go against the odd makers at the corporate owned Vegas casinos. You can't do that without getting nailed by the Feds.