why I sometimes confuse “letters to the editor” with the comics (or is that the sports section?)

The following is taken from today’s Charlotte Observer Forum –

“The six field goals John Kasay recently kicked against the Saints offer the latest evidence of a problem sports officials have lacked the gumption to address. Place-kickers are not real football players. Who wants to watch them kick sure-thing field goals and PATs? Kickers don’t tackle or block. Neither do they run with, throw or catch the ball. But they score perhaps nine times out of 10. Boring! Solutions offered to date include outlawing kicking tees and moving uprights closer to each other — much too little, much too late.

Since the time of Red Grange, fans have felt compelled to tear down goalposts. Shouldn’t somebody take that bit of sublimated wisdom to the next logical step and tear down the goalposts permanently? Kickers who can play football should do so. But those who can’t cut it should take their skills back to soccer.”

Hmmm, I guess they would have to rename the sport, after all it is called ‘FOOT’-ball. (which will probably make “Soccer” fans very happy)


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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5 Responses to why I sometimes confuse “letters to the editor” with the comics (or is that the sports section?)

  1. mary919 says:

    I’ve always liked kickers. They’re like dessert.

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