From shelley@aimed.UUCP Wed Feb 1 02:20:05 1989
From: shelley@aimed.UUCP (Shelley Spence)
Keywords: rec_humor_cull, topical, original, chuckle.
Date: 1 Feb 89 08:20:05 GMT
Organization: AIM, Inc, Toronto, Ontario
The following is a light hearted look at american football. Hit 'n'
now if you are offended easily by random sillyness that pokes fun
Well nothing much has happened in the world of sports. It is the superbowl
today however, this is a United States event (I would have said American
however I am in North America and would not like to be included in this
tradition). The event is a game where large brainless men smash into each
other in order to advance a pig's skin, shaped in an oblong fashion, to the
opponent's end of a 100 yard field. Many people will wager on this event and
still many more will watch it with non-financial interests. Many beer and
car making corporations will vie for an advertising spot during the game by
paying them largest amounts of money ever recorded for a Television spot
in history. They often try to get the brainless players to endorse their
products first hand. This seems very illogical as these men are not known
for their acting abilities and they are usually retired players of superbowl
past. They also firmly believe that miller light is either less filling or
it tastes great, but never both at once. Sometimes musicians and comedians
help the brainless men because they are more inclined to acting.
Well back to the actual game. This superbowl activity does not have
anything to do with tupperware parties. It is the final game of a season's
worth of FOOTBALL. The word football is used for this game to piss off the
British who refer to their game of soccer as football. This makes
more sense, as soccer is played mostly with the foot and the superbowl is not.
It is also worthy to note that the vast majority of the planet prefers the
game of soccer to that of U.S. football. They hold a world championship every
year in soccer that the U.S. is never a contender in. The U.S. has in turn
retaliated by coining the term "World Series" to the American game of
baseball. (which the central Americans are much better at playing then native
Well once again getting off the topic of the game. Men named after
various body parts (quarter back, tight end) line up facing each
other and when certain grunts have been uttered they run into each other.
The team with the pig then tries to pass it through the line of men. They
have three chances to move the ball 10 yards. If they do not succeed they get
angry and kick the ball at the opponent's side of the field. The opponents
then try to return the ball until they get mad and kick it back.
SUCCESS When a goal is scored.
If by chance one team should get the pig's skin into the opposing teams end
of the field a strange and bizzare ritual occurs. First the pig is thrown as
hard as possible into the ground where it doesn't stay. Instead it bounces
madly across the field and forgotten. Sometimes this step is replaced by the
team member dancing with the pig's skin held high in the air and running
towards other team members. Step two is the same in both cases. The men all
rush together and hug each other and pat each other vigorously on the bottom.
The coach of the team will hug his co-coaches and smile with admiration.
Step three consists of a replay of the whole event for television viewers
and those advertisers who want to know who should endorse their products for
The purpose of winning the game is that these goal scorers from the winning
team only will be asked to advertise for the corporations. The losers will
not be invitied.
When the game is over the wining team will pour cheap champagne all over each
other in the dressing room where women reporters will not be admitted, but the
men will undress in front of the television cameras anyway. The cameras will
show the losing team crying in their locker room. The most endorsable
player will be chosen just in case the advertisers could not figure out which
player this should be.
This my friend is a United States dream come true.
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