Saturday, February 04, 2006

The Deity of Pittsburgh

I will not be posting tomorrow as it is Super Bowl Sunday, which is a major religious festival in the USA. Everything grinds to a halt, as even the most casual fan turns their attention to the biggest game of the year. It is a cultural event of major proportions. Worshipping at the altar of a game, paying homage to highly paid professionals battering each other to get a piece of pig's skin over a white line. Studying every detail of their lifes. Each team's fans totally reveling in the expectation leading up to, and then the event itself, tying their future happiness to the outcome. Ah, the lure; I am weak and fall under the spell.

Like Karl Marx said, "Football is the opiate of the masses." See ya Monday.


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