October 12, 2004

Open Letter to Yankees and Red Sox Fans

We're at war, and there's an election coming up in less than a month. You're really taking this meaningless rivalry BS too seriously. Now stop yelling and clapping like idiots and polluting my personal space with your lack of perspective.

I've mentioned that I think sports rivalries are ridiculous, right?

Posted by CD on October 12, 2004 10:34 PM
Category: General Stupidity
Semi-Intelligent Comments

I take the Red Sox more seriously than just about anything else. It's not meaningless BS.

Sure, we're at war. I am a military member and I just spent some time in the Middle East doing my small part to contribute to the war.

I think we need to keep things in perspective here. Yes, the war is vital. But you know, we in the military, as well as the law enforcement and intel communities, have things under control. We're doing the job so people can take things like a baseball rivalry so seriously. To see people so wrapped up in it is a GOOD thing, CD. It means we're doing something right and they aren't living in a state of constant stress.

If people spent all their time worried about terorrism and politics, this wouldn't be a country I would want to live in, or even recognize. People need to live and have fun. Life's too short to take it all too seriously.

I know three things. One, we're staying aggressive in the war, so I'm not worrying about it too much. Two, I know there's no way in hell I'll vote for Kerry, so I don't have to spend any more time listening to him. Three, because of One and Two, I have enough time that I can afford to spend a grand total of 21 hours or so over 10 days watching baseball. Is that too much to ask?

There are troops who spent all day today fighting or supporting the war and then got up in the middle of the night to watch a baseball game which ended right around wake-up time. I know, because I did the same thing and it wasn't even the postseason at the time. If those American troops can take it that seriously, I think it's something the rest of us can probably afford.

Posted by: BD at October 13, 2004 01:05 AM

I was referring more to the people who feel the need to shout "Yankees suck!" up and down the hallway every 30 f**king seconds while I'm trying to do my political science homework.

Posted by: CD at October 13, 2004 01:08 AM

By the way, this once again proves my theory that I should just stop posting about politics if I want comments.

Posted by: CD at October 13, 2004 01:16 AM

I agree about the shouters... And if that's how it is at Syracuse, I can't imagine what it must be like at, say, Boston University.

Posted by: BD at October 13, 2004 10:18 AM

BD: Hooah. (Or "oor-ah" if you're a jarhead.) I watched the Red Wings not even come close to winning the Stanley Cup a year and a half ago from Afghan. I was just thankful I had a TV I could watch, y'know?

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at October 13, 2004 03:33 PM

Wow. I think BD summed it up nicely.
Though I agree with you on the screaming, it's quite refreshing to walk around campus hearing the Yankee/Red Sox debate instead of Bush/Kerry. (And being located 'halfway between Boston and New York' it gets rather heated.)
Me.. I'll be rooting for the Red Sox this week, the only week of the year I pay any attention to it at all.
The question is.. debate? or baseball?

Posted by: Katherine at October 13, 2004 04:02 PM

Well... who needs a debate? If Frenchy does real real good, are you gonna vote for him?

...then again, I don't watch baseball either. I will shut up now. Swiss cake rolls.

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at October 13, 2004 04:08 PM

CD, I think most of us don't have a lot to add to what you say about political issues. I would venture to guess that's why most of your comments are in random-topic posts like this.

Okay, I guess I can't shut up. More swiss cake rolls.

Posted by: Army NCO Guy at October 13, 2004 04:11 PM

Well.. debates can be fun for stress relief because there is an excuse to throw heavy objects at the television. Of course, that could get expensive.
Baseball I generally find boring, but for some reason, I don't mind watching at this point in the season.
I'd probably be better off with a Bond movie or Monty Python though.

Posted by: Katherine at October 13, 2004 06:32 PM
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