Sunday, August 24, 2008

football season

It's almost coming up on football season.

Real football.

Not the kind played with pads and helmets, oxygen masks on the sidelines, cheerleaders so the fans don't get bored, and action that lasts for about 15 seconds at a stretch before resting for two-and-a-half minutes. It's almost time to start playing rugby.

I'm not here to start any fights with gridiron football enthusiasts. There's plenty of room in this world for your underrepresented game. Heck, I understand they actually have a sport where they slide big rocks across ice up in Canada. But guess what? They play pretty damn good rugby up there, too.