Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Best Whallah! Comment Of The Day

This comes from a commenter named Jason, who left this comment at Boots & Sabers, regarding the drama of Green Bay:
That’s pretty low, badger.

I don’t care where Brett plays. It would be fun to have him back for a season, but they could very well have as bad a season with him under center as they would with rodgers, and he’d be gone in a year anyway. I’ll leave the speculation on how much he’s got left in his tank to the professionals who get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to make these decisions, and who make them based on far more information than a fan could possibly get from sixteen 3-hour exhibitions almost a year ago.

What I really think is funny, though, is what a shrill, whiny soap opera this has become. It’s the talk radio treatment perfected by Rush Limbaugh. I’m not a fan of his “politics”, but I have to respect the impact he’s had on our culture. Take an unusual, but reasonable, situation, blow it all out of proportion, paint it as good versus evil and ascribe all kinds of shadowy motives to the one you’ve decided is evil, then proceed to call names and throw a tantrum for an hour, in the case of a radio show, or weeks in the case of a long term contract dispute. Of course, reality is always far less sexy than the drama created by the media, and the players tend to be normal, ethical, professional adults just trying to do the right thing. But that doesn’t sell advertising or move newspapers.

It’s made us stupid, but it’s entertaining. Way to go Rush!

Posted by Jason on August 06, 2008 at 1318 hrs

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