Thoughts on Sports

Watching the Eagles v. Colts yesterday, I had a couple thoughts:
  • I like watching Michael Vick play, and I like what he highlights about our national sense of moral indignation: we are still probably much more upset with Vick for the way he treats (or at least treated) dogs than we are with Kobe for almost-certainly-raping a woman. I say, let Vick play and win! Let him remain in the NFL for at least as long as Kobe stays in the NBA.
  • I am getting more and more repulsed by football. Every time they wheel another guy off the field on a body board, I get a little more sick of the game. If I wanted to watch grown men brutalize each other into semi-consciousness or paralysis, I'd just tune in to UFC on pay-per-view. At this point, the difference is negligible.

On a separate but related note, I loved this video postcard from Cleveland to LeBron.