In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Game of Groans.”
Think about an object, an activity, or a cultural phenomenon you really don’t like. Now write a post (tongue in cheek or not — your call!) about why it’s the best thing ever.
It is the middle of summer, and two weeks after the Major League Baseball All-star game and yet this past Monday, July 27, the National Football League Training Camps around the US began the “game of groans.”
Football is quite possibly the last form of gladiator sport on the planet, outside of hockey which is played indoors. Football has received a lot of criticism because of the violent acts players have shown off the field.
I believe the sanitary look of football on television and at most stadiums fail to give the viewer a true depiction of how violent the impacts these men endure with the snap of the ball.
When football is viewed in person within one hundred feet of the players moving at ten or fifteen miles an hour. Their impacts and collisions are similar to a Volkswagen Beetle colliding with an immovable object.
The true essence of the groans and moans heard during these impacts are never appreciated when viewed several hundred feet from the football field and especially when viewing on television.
Football is the game of groans and moans, and it is why I am so excited because we are 41 days from the official opening day of the 2015-2016 football season. There was a time I would send kids back to school, during the Month of September.
Now, I am the child waiting with baited breath to view the bone-crushing impacts, jaw-dropping feats of athleticism from the comfort of my chair with my favorite beverage in my hand.
Oh yes, Football is my “Game of Groans and Moans.”