And no, I'm not kidding, and I'm not taking the Lord's name in vain.
In my endless obsession with this Super Bowl victory and "talking" about the Steelers/football, I've visited the ESPN boards for both the Cardinals and Steelers. I went to the Cardinals board intending to congratulate their fans and their team. What I found was an endless sea of stupidity about the game, the officials, and how football is actually played.
I visited the Steeler board to revel in the thrill of a sweet victory and discuss one of the most exciting Super Bowls of all time. What I found is an endless sea of trolls who were reveling in football stupidity.
I knew that there was a vast wealth of football ignorance out there, as one only has to watch one episode of SportsCenter or read FoxSports to discover that. What I had forgotten was how far that ignorance has spread. I have no problem with fans showing their loyalty and sticking to their "fan-dom" with voracity. I do have a problem when they let their fan-dom take them to the edge of stupidity.
The discussions about the officials, the James Harrison play, Ben's "status" as quarterback, etc. just demonstrates how far things have fallen.
I am just glad to have a place where we can discuss football reasonably, somewhat intelligently B) and with some level of respect for each other's opinions. On top of that, we can also act in a reasonable manner about most issues, and can even show support for one another about the struggles we face in life. Yes, it's a little cheesy and sentimental, but I am very glad that we have this message board. I am on it too much as it is, but would like to have even MORE discussion. It is that enjoyable of a hobby for me.
Thank goodness we have a place where we do not have to deal with stupidity, outside of Brinker letting his head nearly explode every once in a while
. Glad that we have our own little nook of utopia!