Sunday, February 7, 2021

"KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, GO FUCK YOURSELF...."

 Borrowing a line from South Park, I realized today I have no team to root for in the Super Bowl. Not being anything close to what could be described as a "sports fan," I didn't even know who was playing today until I saw a bit last week on SNL featuring Tom Brady in a Tampa Bay uniform. What kind of choice does one have- cheering on a Trump supporting quarterback like Brady or rooting for a team that still features an Indian on their swag, while loyal KC fans utilize the "tomahawk chop?" The only thing worse is the media that ignores both.

    Not following football--it's deer season-- I usually catch up on the teams during the playoffs. Then I decide by geographical location who to cheer on. I always pick SF, because I lived there, or any east coast team. If the teams reside in the heartland it's a toss up. But this year is different. Both teams have an element of disgrace surrounding them. Brady and his old team the Pats were always associated with Trump. Owner Robert Kraft, known for his bust at a Florida massage parlor, is a true Trump buddy, and fellow sex addict. Brady is slippery. He admits being friends with Trump and a long time golf partner, but tries to steer clear of the politics. As some in the media point out, a black athlete would not be afforded the same cover for his political views. What team does Colin Kaepernick play for these days?

   Forget rooting for Tampa Bay. That leaves KC. Indigenous rights groups have been protesting white, corporate, sports teams' appropriation of Native imagery and downright racist names like "Redskins" for decades. Now known as the "Washington Football Team" (catchy) this DC franchise finally bended under the pressure of the 2020, post George Floyd murder BLM protests and changed their name. The "Washington Rednecks" would have been a natural. The generic element seems to be a big FUCK YOU to the entire world. GO Football team? Other sports teams like the "Indians" "Braves" and "Chiefs" remain. Dig into high school and collegiate sports and it's much worse. Does the media cover this issue? Only on Indigenous News. The rest of the country has the usual blinders on.

  I've seen every Super Bowl since 1967. Today I will be boycotting the game. The choice between a Trumpie quarterback and a racist franchise doesn't seem like much of a choice. Who won? Who cares? Let's hope the Puppy Bowl fairs better. I'm rooting for the three legged rescue mutt. GO SPOT!

          

2 Comments:

At February 9, 2021 at 5:26 PM , Blogger Majestic Magic said...

Well, it was a crappy game. Guess you called it. But no Super Bowl is the same without you.

 
At February 9, 2021 at 5:26 PM , Blogger Majestic Magic said...

Well, it was a crappy game. Guess you called it. But no Super Bowl is the same without you.

 

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