….aaaaaaaaaaaaand I just lost it:
"Noam Chomsky could not be reached for comment (because we didn’t try), but would most likely support Moffit’s decision. The linguist/anarchist has talked in the past about the role sports play in manufacturing consent in society. Back in 1992, Chomsky noted that sports fandom is:
…a way of building up irrational attitudes of submission to authority, and group cohesion behind leadership elements — in fact, it’s training in irrational jingoism. That’s also a feature of competitive sports. I think if you look closely at these things, I think, typically, they do have functions, and that’s why energy is devoted to supporting them and creating a basis for them and advertisers are willing to pay for them and so on.
I think I’m going to throw in my fantasy football towel as well. Not because of the injured plight of Rodgers, Foster and White but because, you know, Noam Chompsky.
-PASS ‘N TDS
I know this is a football blog but I love baseball. And one of my favorite baseball movies ever is The Sandlot. Who doesn’t love The Sandlot? And who doesn’t like football and baseball together? Ok, that might be weird. Anyways, Vikings QB Christian Ponder and his lady, ESPN sportscaster Sam Steele-Ponder, dressed up as Squints and Wendy Peffercorn for Halloween. They pretty much rocked it.
All Out Titz