Saturday, February 5, 2011

Super?


Jack Russell terrier watching the game ACEO



Tomorrow marks another Super Bowl in Dallas, Texas.  I admit that I am a football fan and have been for as long as I can remember.  No, my team is not fortunate enough to be playing in the big game, but I watch nonetheless. It matters not who wins or loses; its how they play the game that counts, right?

Unfortunately, football is just not like it was in the past. Players are no longer loyal to a team.  They come; they go, gravitating to the highest bidder.  There are scandals and brushes with the law that seems more likely to be on a soap opera than a gridiron.  It’s sad.  And the big game only makes it easier to escalate salaries to an unbelievable height.  And then, they leave; they go elsewhere, dropping one uniform for another.  Football is a business and sometimes we forget this when we cheer for our favorite team or favorite player.  The reality of it, however, is apparent when we fork over an exorbitant price for a seat.

Ahhh, but I remember a time when a player started and ended his career with the same team.  There were no stars elevated to unrealistic heights.  They were a team.  And that is what we need to remember as we watch the game. A team is what creates the win.  Cheese is important to a pizza but without the sauce and crust, it would be just cheese. 

Enjoy the game.



14 comments:

Wanda said...

Darling painting of Jack Russell. What a fan.

I feel the same way about the football players nowawdays . Not nearly as much fun as when they were paid less, more loyal, and less men injured.

Good Article... Thanks!

Franz said...

Nice Terrier!!

Ciao Crystal,have i beautiful sunday!

Crystal Cook said...

What a cute terrier! :) Nice Crystal!

♥Jan♥ said...

Crystal I have never been much of a football fan so I don't watch any of the games.

I love this painting though...how precious♥♥

Janice said...

Oh my, that sweet Jack Russell is just marvelous. I love the facial expression.

I agree with your football comments. I take it you'll be tuning into the Super Bowl, too. Confession: I enjoy the commercials and half-time as much as the game, if not more.

Leovi said...

True, football is not what it was, now just move the money in some cases obscene amounts. Beautiful painting

Carol Blackburn said...

The little dog is adorable with his jersey on, too.

Leovi said...

Unfortunately not know much about football, the painting is very beautiful. A hug

Theanne... said...

Comments about football...well said! Sad but true! Handsome Jack Russell in his team jersey!

Lee said...

Love the Jack Russell in uniform :D

Ahhhh, football. Big boys, big pay, big trouble. I just like the game. I cheer for 8 teams, none are in the BIG game. It was an unremarkable year. No one team was great. Some in the playoffs were there by accident.

I think the retirement might stick, this time. ;^)

Magic Love Crow said...

Everything you said Crystal is so true!!!

Marlene said...

He is so adorable in his football jersey, hope his team wins.

Heather said...

love the doggy in the jersey. too cute...my kids would love to put our dog in a jersey...he he he! xo

Purple Pony Art said...

He has an adorable little face :-)

You're spot on about sports teams these days. Even 20 or so years ago when Wayne Gretzky left Edmonton, it left a hole my heart! But I can take solace in knowing that it wasn't entirely his choice. I guess that's just the way the wind blows these days :-)

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