Wednesday, August 19, 2009
From Golden Boy To Mischief Maker
I'm not a big sports fan unless you count the Detroit teams so that means I don't watch football at all -- one of my favorite bumper stickers says, Let's Bring Professional Football Back To Detroit and well, last year the Lions kept being referred to as the "winless" Lions which doesn't give even the most stalwart hope. But this year the NFL is slightly interesting with Michael Vick and Brett Favre. I promised myself I wouldn't write about Vick because I didn't want to hear it, the outcry from everyone who hates him (my favorite headline to this score: Hide Your Beagle, Michael Vick Is An Eagle!) and despite his financial punishment and subsequent jail time still want a public crucifixion if possible (PETA will certainly stand for nothing less) despite those falling mostly out of favor. (Did you see those clever paperweights of Vick being lynched? I don't even know where to begin on this score.)
And Brett, while not a hurter of dogs, has invoked a lot of ire from Packers fans everywhere. I like that Brett has gone from golden boy to mischief maker. What becomes a legend most? Going gently into that goodnight? Why hell no! That's totally boring. Besides, as Miles Davis once pointed out, a legend is an old man with a cane, praised for doing what he no longer does. Some people point out that Brett has lost his status by acting the fool for the last few years. So what? Better to do something than nothing and go out with a bang as a Viking.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"If I can change than anyone can change. I promise you that." Brett Favre
Drinking suggestion: Will review Mark's book tomorrow!
Benedictions and Maledictions