As French and U.S. war planes dropped tons of bombs on Syrian towns and cities yesterday, NFL football went on a usual.
The Chicago Bears won and the Green Pay Packers lost.
Truthfully, I watched neither game.
Football players have been far more interesting to me recently than the game they play.
That photograph of the University of Missouri football team standing as one in support of the strike by African American players was a winner.
And then there was Packer QB Aaron Rodgers’ comments after his team’s loss. Rodgers has always been a bit of an odd man out in the NFL.
Making fun of the frequent God-credit some players give for their wins, Rodgers once told a reporter, “I don’t think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don’t think he’s a big football fan.”
During the moment of silence for the Paris dead preceding the game yesterday someone in the crowd yelled some stupid, racist anti-Muslim comment.
Well, there are no shortage of jerks at a NFL game.
But when asked about the incident in a post-game interview Rodgers responded, “I must admit, though, I was very disappointed with whoever the fan was who made a comment that I thought was really inappropriate during the moment of silence. It’s that kind of prejudicial ideology that I think puts us in the position that we’re in today as a world.”
Je suis Aaron Rodgers.