The Baltimore Ravens saw first-hand why the Super Bowl is unique. After a huge send off in Baltimore, the team arrived in New Orleans, and the coach and several players were surrounded by hundreds of members of the media. (Jan. 28)
rexxooxx: I don't think John is any worse than any other career politician but, that being said, it's election results like this that erase any shred of doubt as to why we have such a counterproductive government. We are, generally speaking, too stupid and/or too scared to realize that you can't solve a problem by re-electing it. Maybe that's a good thing. Maybe we really aren't hurting bad enough to seriously rock the boat. Maybe the devil we know is somehow less frightening than the devil we don't. As I sit in my three bedroom brick ranch with the air pumping a refreshing 71 degrees over me as I peruse the news and offer my insight to the American condition, it dawns on my why I actually voted to give Marco Rubio another shot at 6 years in the Senate after he proclaimed that he wouldn't even seek re-election and then modified his position to one of not willing to guarantee that he would serve 6 more years. I did it because I'm sitting in my 3 bedroom brick ranch with the air pumping a refreshing 71 degrees, I've got a decent car, a modest but sustainable retirement income, plenty to eat and drink, and all of you to vent to when the media alerts me as to how awful things are in general. Marco, John, et al.. can't possibly ruin that in the next few years, at least I hope not. In spite of the media's best efforts to radicalize me, when I got to the voting booth, my self interests prevailed. I voted the "status quo" ticket, just like the vast majority of Americans have for several decades. I'm not sure what kind of disaster it will take for us to actually "throw the bums out" or insist on term limits, but whatever that threshold is, we haven't seen it yet. Hopefully, we never will.