Son of former Giants star Lawrence Taylor arrested for statutory rape and sodomy on two young girls less than three years after his father had sex with under-age prostitute
- Lawrence Taylor Junior has been charged with aggravated sodomy and child molestation for the alleged forced oral sex on an underage female Continue reading
NFL bucks call to promote ObamaCare, as Republicans pressure sports leagues to say no
The National Football League appears to be bucking the Obama administration’s request to help promote the health care overhaul, as Republican lawmakers pressure all the major sports leagues not to get involved in the effort.
An NFL spokesman told The Washington Post overnight that the league has “no plans to engage in this area and (has) had no substantive contact with the administration” about the implementation. Continue reading
Ex-NFL cheerleader accused of sexually assaulting boy, 12, that ‘she thought was a man’ shoots down plea deal
- Elizabeth ‘Leigh’ Garner from Nashville, Tennessee, has refused a plea deal
- The former Tennessee Titans cheerleader was charged with sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for child rape
- The married 42-year-old was at a party when she tried to seduce her friend’s 12-year-old son Continue reading
Female football fans crying foul over ban on purses at all NFL stadiums
- Starting this season, only purses the size of a person’s hand will be allowed into pro games
- The NFL urges people to bring no bags at all, but also offers team logo emblazoned clear bags that are allowed into stadiums
If you want to group all the soccer players from all over the world in their jerseys, shorts and knee-high socks and next to them you group together all the American college and NFL football players in their uniforms, helmets and “war paints”, you will see a stark contrast between the two. The soccer team looks like a Boy Scout team who gets regular exercise while the American football team looks like Roman gladiators ready to rumble, tumble and ka-boom their opponents.
The soccer game is more about the ball while American football is more physical with fans wanting to see a no-holds barred, “go-get-’em”, war-like attitude from their team. They don’t want sissy-guys afraid to hurt the others, they want their players to go out there with a mindset of conquer or be conquered. The soccer players have toned bodies but the NFL players are buffed up and big, plus their shoulder padded uniforms give an extra added illusion of being bigger than they really are. There’s a certain warrior rugged attitude in football while soccer is kind of tame or should we say a civilised gentleman version of American football.
Plus you add the crazed fans who want to see their team to win, meaning they don’t want nor expect their team to play nice against their rival but to win the game and make them proud. During Super Bowl, everything in America stops except for the chicken wings, the pizza, the beer, the chips and the guacamole, and you see 113 million Americans transformed into Roman spectators inside the colosseum cheering and betting for their team. American football is so unique because it has the American attitude to it- brashness, wildness, war-like attitude, untamed and full of energy. Totally American in spirit and DNA.
Americans have a different passion or energy in everything that they do, especially in football. Maybe because America was founded on a succesful rebellion using a tea party and if a nation can be founded on a tea party, imagine the passion they would have when it comes to sports. I’m no sports fan. I grew up watching Hulk Hogan and WWF (WWE today) and had a huge crush on Shawn Michaels and was so disappointed when my brother told me WWE was fake. I no longer watch it but that was the only “sports” I knew. And you can say Super Bowl is like Wrestlemania, only unscripted and real but still fun and very entertaining.
And today is the first time I watched Super Bowl or football and I cheered for Baltimore Ravens. I’m glad I got the right team. I won’t watch football again until the next Super Bowl and see if I would pick the right team again.
Copyright 2013 Ketchie V. Schauf