January 06, 2006

Get over it.

Some people are just way too sensitive. How sensitive, how about this? We have a guy that is offended at the Bucs/Saints game. What offended him? I’ll give you a hint; it was part of the half time show. Still don’t know? It involves cheerleaders? Are you guessing costuming?


It’s not the costuming; it was the song that offended this man.

Bob Corry, Offended By Song: "The first song that I hear is 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' by The Scorpions and I thought to myself, 'Is it me, or is this just totally out of place and inappropriate?'"

During the halftime show, the Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s Cheerleaders (Yes gratuitous hotty link) did a routine to “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by The Scorpions. Why was this offensive? Duh, people, the Bucs were playing the New Orleans Saints. You know, New Orleans, they had that incident back in late August. You may have heard once or twice about it, Hurricane Katrina.

I’ve only been to a couple of hundred profession, semi-pro and college sporting events in my lifetime. Yet, I seem to have the impression that this is a fairly common song to be played. I’m not thinking any malice aforethought was meant. To me, this was just a common dance routine song. Hell, you may not like the song, but you have to admit that it does have a catchy beat for the cheerleaders to dance to.

Also, I know that Katrina didn’t devastate Tampa, but unless I’m mistaken and you Floridians can correct me, Tampa Bay has been affected by numerous hurricanes over the years. Okay, it wasn’t almost scoured off the face of the earth like God was using water vaporous Brillo pad to remove some caked on filth, but still it’s not like it’s hurricane immune.

If the Buc’s cheerleaders had intentionally based their routine around that song just to rub in the fact that the Saints lost their home to Katrina, fine. If they didn’t this guy has no basis to be offended. That would be like those of us being offended in the Midwest by some network showing Twister. That just doesn’t make sense to me.

Ya know what? Screw it, I’m going to be offended that this guy is offended.

Posted by Contagion in General assholery at January 6, 2006 06:06 PM | TrackBack

I'm so pissed I can hardly type. THAT ASSHOLE!

Yes, Tampa was effected by hurricanes. Last year - flooded 2x (at least) Every Single Hurricane last year wrecked havoc. They got tropical storms, bands, tornedos, flooding.

That wuss. Put me in a room with him for 5 minutes. Just 5. He'll be prayin' for a hurricane when I get done with him.

**and yes, part of this reaction could possibly be caused by the fact that he's pickin' on something that has something (no matter how remote) to do with my beloved Bucs**

Posted by: Tammi at January 6, 2006 08:36 PM

What a moron. It's amazing. They're everywhere and the media pays attention to them.

I guaran-damn-tee you that most every guy in that stadium was thinking "Oh yeah babeeee... Rock ME like a hurricane" as he looked at those cheerleaders.

What an idiot.

Posted by: Bou at January 6, 2006 09:13 PM

I always appreciate a good hottie link.

Thank you!

Posted by: Jake Jacobsen at January 6, 2006 11:00 PM

I don't know if I totally diagree that it was in poor taste to play that song. Not that I really care. I mean, it isn't like playing "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC at a funeral or anything.

Posted by: littlejoe at January 6, 2006 11:45 PM

I'm offended by your offense to his offendedment...

Posted by: Tammi at January 7, 2006 10:44 AM