Boondoggle

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Genocide in Darfur and the Detroit Lions

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Football...as bad as, you know, genocide.

The Detroit Lions were a terrible football team this year.  They lost every single game.  Understandably, the general manager of the team, Matt Millen, bears a large amount of responsibility for this horrific failure.  According to a Detroit Free Press columnist, though, Millen  is to blame for a lot more as well.

The Lions coaching search to me is kind of like Darfur. It’s the story that I know I’m supposed to care about and read up on and be all knowledgeable about. But I just can’t get into it for some reason. Actually, I know the reason. He was staring at me from my TV screen last Saturday night: Matt Millen.

Yep, that’s right, the slaughter and suffering of a few million people is akin to an American football team’s search for a new head coach.  It’s good to know that honest Americans’ priorities — not to mention entire moral schema — are well in order.

(image from flickr user Big Swede Guy under a Creative Commons license)

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January 12, 2009 - Posted by | Darfur, Football | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. People in Detroit should care about a lot of things and probably don’t, but I still kind of feel bad for them. While they’re certainly not experiencing anything even remotely as bad as what Darfurians experience on a day to day basis, they are still some of the most shat-upon people in America.

    And I believe the feeling of the city of Detroit toward the Lions could ultimately result in “leocide,” and create the need for a new UNAMID: The U.N.-American Mission in Detroit.

    Comment by Kenny B. | January 21, 2009 | Reply


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