Sunday’s unusual pro football games have tried viewers’ nerves

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It just doesn’t get any crazier than the two games this past Sunday. If it wasn’t the zebras having huddles trying to figure out what happened, it was the constant reviews or the dumb and dumber plays by the athletes.

These games were so crazy I thought I was back at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh watching Bruno Sammartino wrestling George “The Animal” Steele. Has the NFL turned into pro wrestling? Players just keep getting bigger and the games keep getting stranger.

Bottom line: I am glad the Super Bowl is here. I am just sick and tired of watching these replays, stupid mistakes, all the reviews, etc.

Certain things really bother me and I know I shouldn’t let them. What irked me the most in the two games was not the missed field goal or the near miss in the end zone by the Ravens or the ball hitting the 49ers return man Kyle Williams on the knee or his fumble in OT.

No, it was the arrogant rude 49er fans booing the Giants during the National Anthem. I know that San Francisco has gone nuts in the past but please show some respect not only for our Anthem but for the great rendition.

Other things bothering me involve baseball. Pitchers and catchers are getting ready for spring training. These have been tough times for a lot of folks trying to stay in their homes, have money for gas, power and food.

When you get to pro sports it is business as usual. Our country is broke, yet we still have these deals that just blow my mind. The Texas Rangers signed the Japanese player Yu Darvish for $60 million. That’s crazy!

Even more nuts is they also paid his Japanese team another $51 million for his rights. No recession in baseball or the NFL or NBA.

I have made a big decision. I will not watch another pro game on TV, not even if were free to attend any kind of pro game. I will make my bets and just get the results the next day. Enough is enough. No one person is worth that kind of money.

The game between the Giants and the Patriots has the Pats -3 and the total 55, I have some thoughts and will give them in my non-venting column next week. Tune in and don’t miss it.

I do think it’s worth commenting on the death of Joe Paterno. He made one big mistake. I am sure he made many more, but one big one that I really know little about except what the media lets us know.

But I do know a lot of things about Joe since I grew up in that area. He did great things for thousands of young people and gave millions of dollars to Penn State and other charities. His players and fellow coaches loved him; he led a humble life with his wife and kids.

Joe was a good man who loved his job and the kids who played for him. He made a mistake, took the punishment and it cost him his life as he just gave up. There is a saying in the Bible, “let the person who has no sin cast the first stone.”

As far as myself I could not even cast a pebble and I know Joe will rest in peace.

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