How Super Bowl LI “jumped the shark”
AP NOTE: The term “jumped the shark” came about from a Happy Days episode in one of its last seasons. The over-the-top plot had Fonzi “jumping over a pool of sharks” on his motorcycle. It came to mean when a long-running show of any sort simply goes “too far” and loses any credibility with its audience. …. I bet you always wondered about that. Now you know. 🙂
Last week I put together a Top Ten Questions “the media” will be asking players / coaches during Super Bowl Week. I sent it out to a few friends who have similar audiences to you people. Son-of-a-bitch if I didn’t “nail it”. Every one of my Top Ten Questions, of course, contained the word “Trump”.
That required no Nostradamian insight on my behalf. The only bunch easier to predict than “the media” are the mindless sheeple who, like Pavlov’s dogs, suck up any swill their trusted news purveyors spoon out to’em.
“Super Bowl Week” has become as much of a stereotyped caricature of itself as any extended event on America’s sports/entertainment cultural calendar. The national frenzy over March Madness is the only comparison I can think of.
REMINDER: My remarks herein should be considered in the context that I admit total contempt for what has come to be known as “The Drive-by Media” (Rush coined that term BTW over 25 years ago… one of many words and phrases ElRushbo has contributed to society. Ruth “Buzzi” Ginsberg is among my personal favorites. I’m sure you have yours). Over the past eight years – and accelerated markedly since Nov 8th – “mainstream sports media” has jumped full-throatedly into the percolating cesspool of “The Drive-bys”. ESPN has 110% become “MSNBC with jocks” and about to get much worse.
Rather than explain for the umpteenth time what “Drive-by media” signifies, I’m going to leave it to whatever you think it means. I’ve spoken directly to the individual within EIB who coined the term, so I know.
At one of the first 5-6 Super Bowls, Dallas Cowboy RB Duane Thomas – a reclusive eccentric to be kind – was asked “What’s it like to play in The Ultimate Game?” …. A taciturn Thomas dryly replied “If it’s The Ultimate Game why do they play it every year?” SB media has never recovered from that deftly-delivered kick-to-its-crotch over 40 years ago.
Full-time rank&file “sports media” have never been considered the “best & brightest” of human evolution. Even the pinheaded dweebs in “real news” make fun of those “in the toy department”. For Super Bowl Week the expanded media ranks swell a 1000-fold. Every “entertainment journalist” i.e Red Carpet sleezebag – tabloid dumpster-diver – Ron Burgundy / Ted Baxter wannabee either procure “credentials” or set-up their van outside “the venues” (i.e. stadium and team hotels and most popular strip clubs in the host city) to cover the festivities.
BaBa WaWa became a caricature of herself back in the 70s with her scintillating “celebrity interviews”…. “Sir Lawrence (Olivier) if you could be a tree, what type of tree would you be?” …. Yeee Haa.
The multitudes of human hairballs carrying tape recorders and cellphone cameras “at The Super Bowl” circa 2017 don’t rise to the level of Ms WaWa on their best days. ……Which drags us kicking and screaming to “this week @ SB LI”.
ASIDE: Considering the well-documented vapidness of the average board monkey, how many do you think have a clue about Roman numerals? Maybe a dozen? 96% of those same millennial board monkeys think “The Electoral College” is the newest member of The Big 12 replacing Baylor which is about to do a Thelma & Louise as it’s jock-thug rape total has now passed 50 and rising. I digress….
Super Bowl LI = Super Bowl 51 for those among you trying to pronounce “LI”…. “Lee”? … “Lie”?
That SB LI would turn from the get-go into HateTrump LI was not even a “maybe”. It was a dead-solid perfect Lock. Vegas didn’t even post odds on it happening, it was that much of “a sure thing”.
NOTHING that “the mainstream media” / “the drive-bys” / Liberals in general ever do surprises me. I’ve been tracking these pinheads, weasels and brain-dead lemming for several decades. Their behavior is based entirely on three elements – (1) Their ideology is fraudulent …. (2) Their gurus know it’s a fraud …. (3) They disguise that fraud by brainwashing their sheeple (of which there are A LOT. Give’em credit for that) to go ALLCAPS and pour lots of obscenities over whatever they are screaming about at any hour of any given day.
Using “celebrites” and/or “faux celebrities” to lead their obscenity-screaming mobs is effective because Liberalism Is A Religion. Every religion has “deities” or “a Supreme Deity”. Liberalism employs “deities du jour” from sports, movies, TV, music, et al. That a “rapper” or a profane stand-up comedian had political credibility with ANYONE is mind-boggling to anyone with a functioning mind. … I guess I just answered my own question.
If Tom Brady was Curt Schilling-esque – provocatively outspoken on political issues – I would have no problem with it being open-season on him en masse by the drive-bys. But all Tom and Curt have in common is they are both Boston-area sports notables. Other than Tom Brady and Donald Trump are, by mutual admission, “friends”; what ideological base is there to vilify Tom Brady?
Maybe that Tom Brady is (1) very successful in a very high profile glamorous business …. (2) married to a very beautiful, sexy supermodel …. (3) very wealthy as a result of his long term success …. (4) very handsome by any standards …. and last but certainly not least – (5) Tom Brady is VERY White. No question that if Tom Brady did not bear the burden of “being white” his friendship with Donald Trump would be a non-factor… his other attributes notwithstanding.
Tom Brady is the ultimate personification package of everything most of us “wish we could be in our wildest dreams” but 99.999% don’t even come close to being. “Jealousy of others” is a non-partisan vice that most mature adults can keep in its proper place while concentrating on our own lives…. and non-mature adults allow to eat them alive.
To my knowledge, Tom Brady has expressed no opinion whatsoever on any aspect of Donald Trump’s campaign or first weeks in office. His high crime in the court of media opinion is “He Is A Friend of Donald Trump”. THAT is where we are in America my friends. Be VERY afraid.
I predict there WILL BE an incident(s) at Super Bowl LI either pre-game, halftime or during the game itself. The incident will be perpetrated by one or more of the acknowledged Trump-Haters that The NFL has, for whatever reasons, contracted to “perform” around the game…. and/or there will be one or several activist nutjobs who will perform some sort of domestic terrorism with a banner or other “HEY LOOK AT US” crap. …. and “the drive-bys” will universally applaud their actions.
Keep in mind my like-minded friends…. When “the drive-bys” and their lemming-esque sheeple scream how much they HATE TRUMP they are saying just as obscenely how much they HATE YOU AND ME.
Make no mistake my like-minded friends…. All of this crap IS PERSONAL with these terminally constipated lunatics.