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I have a huge amount of respect for Mariano Rivera. Who doesn’t? Still, this photo is tragically funny. Just look at it.
OK — I got that out of my system.
With that being said, I sure hope this isn’t the way Rivera goes out. But a 42-year-old with a torn-up knee doesn’t sounds like a likely comeback story. Of course, Mariano has really beaten his own path from day one, so you never know with him.
As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.
Oh, big fucking surprise, Bob Costas was outraged over what the Saints did. You’re telling me Costas wants to deliver a soliloquy of finger-wagging and holier-than-thou rhetoric? Shocker. You know what’s a great way to sound like you have an opinion? Just be indignant about EVERYTHING. He’s turning into one of those old guys who are pining for a return to the “family values” of the 1950s. The 50s weren’t all moral and upstanding, you idiots. TV was the only thing that was different. You just remember it as being awesome because you were 9 and all you had to worry about was popsicles and baseball cards.
May I start by saying; you deserve a +2 points for the use of indignant. I’ve defended Costas on here before. It’s the 9 year old kid in me doing so, ironically. To this day all I hear when he is on NBC is the old NBA on NBC theme song with Costas voice overlaying, “This afternoon Michael Jordan and the Bull take on the Knicks and Patrick Ewing in a key Eastern Conference duel.” I guess we all have to let go of thing here — Coastas and I included.
Sean Payton is gone for an entire season. Gregg Williams gets a Mike Vick-esq “indefinite” suspension. These are big-time penalties. That much is obvious. The hammer has been dropped.
I want to go a different direction with this, though. I want to talk about the NFL players.
The last major on-field, organizational incident involved the New England Patriots. That would be spy-gate. NFL Players are quick to jump down the Patriots throats for spy-gate. That’s fine. No need to go there right now. Players also hate when fans treat them like meat. OK, lets go there. For example; take the Arian Foster fantasy football comments from this past fall.