Not normally a football fan, I admit…I was caught up in the thundering tsunami that was the 12th man as it made its way to the Super Bowl.
That the outcome was not the event we had hoped for does not, in fact, dispel the gigantic wave and its accompanying roar that came crashing down in Arizona. And like the tsunami that caused seismic damage to Japan and its nuclear power plants, the Seahawks weighed in as a heavyweight contender.
Russell Wilson, in only his third season as a pro quarterback, gave seasoned veteran Tom Brady something to think about. Wilson can only get better, as Brady surely has in all the years he’s been quarterbacking.
I feel as much for the ardent Seahawks fans as I do for the players themselves. For all their sake, I wish the team could have brought home the win. Fans and players alike did all they could to make it happen. No one can fault their fervor or hard work.
While the media replays that game-changing moment over and over and over again, perhaps it’s good to remember other more significant life-changing ones.
Pat’s battle with Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis.
Greg O’Brien eventually succumbing to Alzheimer’s.
The Japanese reporter slain by Isis.
Syrian refugees fleeing their homeland by the thousands.
Jewish people once again facing annihilation at the hands of mad men.
African natives dying from ebola.
The havoc being wreaked upon the earth because of environmental changes caused by man.
Innocent lives lost because of crazed gunmen.
Young folks being bullied into taking their own lives.
Veterans returning…only to face death on the home front.
And the threat of another World War…as the Middle East continues to unravel.
There’s always another Super Bowl to win next year…
…but what will happen to the world in the interim???
Good piece, Hugmamma. What will happen to the world indeed. — Suzanne
Seems such things as are going on in the world today have been going on forever…and will only continue to worsen as man acquires more knowledge and material wealth. The “have nots” will always be clamoring at the door of the “haves.”
My brother and his family live in Seattle and are huge football fans, so I’m sure they’re crushed. But as you point out, there are so many bigger issues in this world. I suppose for some, football is a way to get a little escape from the dark realities of life.
Football is a good escape in many ways. One being that men are able to release their pent up aggression, whether on the field or as spectators. If not for that…their aggressive behavior spills out in other ways. Isis killing the Jordanian pilot is one example.
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