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I decided today I’d like to throw myself to the vultures of internet commenting and therefore, let’s talk about the politics behind Occupy Pittsburgh.
HAHAHAH! Like I’d fling myself into THAT volcano. I tweeted about Occupy Pittsburgh yesterday and in turn was called a “conformist, follower, and sorry ass coward.” She forgot radical right wing wacko!
No, instead, I’ll fling myself into the volcano of diehard Steelers fans who cannot bear when I write negatively about their beloved precioussss — keeper of the Super Bowl ringsssssss.
James Harrison has been suspended one game without pay for his brutal hit on Colt McCoy (great porn name, FYI), a hit which wiped Colt’s memory of the rest of the game clean out of his cranium.
Prior to the NFL handing down that suspension, James went on the record to say a couple of ridiculous things that he should have left unsaid.
1. He didn’t think he deserved a fine OR a suspension for the hit.
2. He didn’t think he would be fined OR suspended.
And Roger Goodell saw this and said “Mwah. Ha. Ha.”
James’ reason for thinking he didn’t deserve a suspension or fine?
“Well, he took off running with it, and at the last second he, like, chucked and ducked,” Harrison said. “So, people can see it.”
I’m not going to pretend I know what “chucked” means in this context because in my world “chucked” means threw. You know? “Hey! You woodchucks better stop chucking my wood!” That commercial?
Also in my world, ducked means to crouch down to avoid. So James is saying Colt threw the ball and then crouched down.
So let’s watch the hit and see this chucking and ducking for ourselves, since James says people can see it. Start watching the slow-mo at :50.
Um. Did you see any ducking of any sort? Any downward motion of Colt’s helmet? Did you also see Santa flying by on his sleigh while whipping his reindeer and drunkenly French-kissing a saucy elf?
There was no ducking. None. Colt was standing tall having just found a receiver he was seeking.
There are those that say, “Hey, that’s football!”
But guess what? Whether we like it or not, whether the players and coaches agree with it or not, that isn’t football anymore. That USED to be football. The game has changed and the rules have changed in an effort to reduce brain injuries, so what would have just been a vicious, legal hit ten years ago, is under today’s rules an illegal, fine-worthy, suspension-earning, injury-inducing hit.
The players are aware of the new way of operating and have been for some time. James has been fined and penalized more than most and is therefore MORE than aware of this and instead of simply operating WITHIN the new, more narrow framework, James chose to hit high with his helmet when he had an entire torso he could have aimed for.
He deserved the penalty. He deserved the fine. He’s a repeat offender who is eventually going to kill a guy, and therefore, he deserved the suspension.
This isn’t a case of James doing something iffy and Goodell making an example of him in a way that’s not consistent with his dealings with other players committing similar infractions. This is James CLEARLY breaking the rules … again, and inflicting a brain injury while doing it.
He’s getting what he deserves.
[flings herself into the volcano, while rocking her mom-jeans to the fullest]