I was watching football playoffs, well watching and surfing the net and playing (see below teehee) and as usual, notice some things about football and its players.
It seems things our momma’s taught us not to do or be are played out on that field. The players tattle on each other for one. They’ll point and gestulate towards another player, “He did it! Right there, that guy, number 52 …nya nya nya!” It looks funny to me, to see these Ha-UGE men tattle-telling on each other, jumping up and down pointing to the offender…heehee.
And they cheat! They KNOW they weren’t out of bounds or over the first down marker, but, if the referee thinks they are, well, they’ll let that slide on by. They wouldn’t look their momma’s in the eye and say, “Yah, I was too over the line (or not out of bounds), Momma!” Nope, but if no one reallllly notices and it’s called one way, they sure aren’t going to admit it was something different. Cheating! cheating!
I also notice this. When Good Man Roger is rooting for a team, that team is always treated UNFAIR! by the referees. “HARUMPH, they call every stupid blankity thing on MY TEAM and let the other team slide! THAT WAS A BUM CALL – I CAN’T BELIEVE THE BLANKITY REFEREEE CALLED THAT – THEY DON’T CALL THAT ON THE OTHER TEAM – THIS IS RIDICULOUS – THIS IS NOT FAIR…ARGH!”
And golly gee, it’s always the other team getting away with something and always Good Man R’s team who is getting the unfair treatment…haw!
But, what would make their mommas proud is the camaraderie. The slaps on the helmet (or rear…although now that I think about it – I’ve seen fewer rear-slappin’s going on…), the way they support each other when one of them messes up, and of course when one does a good job. I watched this yesterday and thought about my friends and I, and how we are like that. The pats on the back, the support when we’re down.
Ah well. That’s just what I was thinking about yesterday while having my “goof off” day. Now it’s back to work.
Friday, I’ll have my book give-a-way. Yes, this time I’m doing this ahead of time *laughing* – It’s Deborah LeBlanc’s “Water Witch.”
Have a wonderful day – no tattle-telling, no cheating!