Blue Snoozer 1

I think it was a football game I watched Friday night.

With a final score of 6-3, it’s tough to tell.

Maybe the players got confused and thought they were playing “fubal” instead of football.

That can’t be it though, because futbal, or soccer as we Yanks call it, requires kicking skills and there certainly was no sign of that from either team in the game.

Somebody needed to tell the cheer squads to put a can on their defense cheers.

It totally bites that the Aggies completely blew the opportunity to break a 34-year losing streak and win back the coveted wagon wheel and boot trophies, but the Cougars’ wussy win is hardly anything to crow about.

I think I could have swallowed the Aggie loss better if it was one of those 56-54 losses like in the glory days of yore. At least then there was enough entertainment value to semi-justify blowing off responsibility for four hours of couch potato time.

The Cougars did pull out the win, but it was tainted by a crucial last minute injury. Instead of taking a knee, quarterback Taysom Hill took out a knee in the last seconds of the game going all heroic. I don’t think this trend of scrappy scrambling quarterbacks hogging running yardage is paying off for the Y. With two quarterbacks benched because of injuries, maybe they should implement the innovative offensive strategy of using receivers and running backs to gain yardage.

Just a thought.

I noticed the nod to “Breast Cancer Awareness” with the BYU players sporting pink gloves, shoes, socks and eye paint. Like the campaign at the rodeo earlier this summer, it felt odd to me. I think between the cheerleaders and the beer commercials, breast awareness is sufficiently represented at football games. I’m all for a cause, but why don’t we just take the money spent on producing neon pink awareness products and donate it to actual research and benefit foundations?

Just another thought.

One comment on “Blue Snoozer

  1. Reply Calvin Richards Oct 9,2012 8:29 am

    Kari, your idea to donate the funds spent on making the appearance of caring to actually doing something about a problem runs counter to our culture where wearing a ribbon is given more status and press than actually doing something. In our media’s eyes far better to be a “community organiser” than a person who goes into homes and gets his or hers hands dirty and back sore working to help them. Your observations and expression of this problem is spot on. Cal

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