September 25, 2006

It's no longer a game.

For years I’ve been saying that Football is nothing more then a child’s game being played by over paid men. Don’t get me wrong, I love football, and am a little obsessive about it. Okay, I’ve very obsessive about it. My wife wants a sign that says, “We put this marriage on hold for Football Season.” I eat, drink and sleep football from preseason to the pro-bowl. Now that I have arena football for the off-season, there are very few months I don’t think about football. However, I still view it as a game. I don’t get too worked up when my team looses and other then good-natured ribbing, I don’t harass fans from other teams. It’s just a game.

Another thing I’ve been saying for a long time is, “It’s all fun and games until someone looses a spleen.” I’m not sure where I picked it up, but I’ve been saying it for a long time. It’s a take off of the old “It’s all fun and game until someone looses and eye.” But it’s easy to loose an eye, it’s much more difficult to loose a spleen.

Based on those two sayings, I guess football is no longer a game for Chris Simms, the Tampa Bay Buc’s Quarterback. In the game against Carolina yesterday he ruptured his spleen. He left the field for a short period of time, and then returned to play. People, he may have issues as a QB, but you have to respect a man that will play through to pain. This wasn’t a sprain, strain, broken bone or pulled muscle. He ruptured an internal organ. Think about it, that can’t be a pleasant feeling.

My hat’s off to you Chris, and I hope you have a quick and pleasant recovery.

Posted by Contagion in Football at September 25, 2006 10:09 AM | TrackBack

Ok - I'll give him that one. But he still SUCKS as a QB and Chucky needs to get him replaced. Soon.

I'll be down there in October and have a Saturday free, maybe I need to swing my RJ Stadium and remind them just who I am!!

:-) (like that matters, but I'd sure as hell feel better!)

What? Me? A Football Fan? What makes you say that?!?!?!?!

Posted by: Tammi at September 25, 2006 12:14 PM

Ballsy, for sure.

I love the fact that he went back in. May not have been bright, but damn...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 26, 2006 08:06 PM

You got the "...until someone ruptures a spleen" line from me. I've been saying that since before I even knew you.

And I agree about the ballsyness.

The other thing is that, if I were the defensive player that laid the smackdown on him, I would be torn between feeling bad and going "Yeah, bitch! I didn't just sack your ass, I crushed your internal organs! Who da man? Who da man??"

Posted by: Graumagus at September 27, 2006 06:20 AM

You know, that's two years in a row now that Carolina's defense has destroyed a QB and put him out for an extended period of time.

Posted by: Ogre at September 27, 2006 09:56 AM

Yea, very ballsy.

Grau, I knew I picked it up somewhere, I just couldn't remember where.

Posted by: Contagion at September 27, 2006 06:31 PM

ballsy smallsy.

HE SUCKS AS A QB!! That's my team and I don't want him running it anymore. :-)

I want a postive number in the W column. I read the other day where they don't think he'll be out long. If I could have reached my monitor to bang my head against it I would have.

Ruptured spleen = don't play. Almost as much as sucky QB = don't win......

(whew, now I feel better)

Posted by: Tammi at September 27, 2006 07:18 PM