football violence
February 6, 2004 6:40 AM   Subscribe

This guy has more credibility than an effete intellectual like me when it comes to talking about violence and football (as opposed to music and breasts).
posted by kozad (19 comments total)
 
Ha ha haaaa! Well, even Americans need something to be ashamed of. But, please, not breasts. Breasts are beautiful! Testicles are better candidates. They are hairy and ugly. Surely, something better to be ashamed of. A ha ha haaaa!
posted by acrobat at 7:27 AM on February 6, 2004


Like most people I missed the original showing of the "teat", but thankfully my local news station shows the clip constantly. In one story alone, they showed the clip 8 times in less than 45 seconds, then posted a web poll to ask if I was offended by CBS showing the breast once.

Can we just move along please.
posted by CrazyJub at 7:39 AM on February 6, 2004


I like my testicles.
posted by tr33hggr at 7:57 AM on February 6, 2004


You know, if only that breast could have screamed like Dean.
posted by tittergrrl at 8:00 AM on February 6, 2004


CrazyJub, they made the same criticism on the Daily Show yesterday, one of the commentators said that he was watching the superbowl with his sons but they missed it because they were talking. The Daily Show proceeds to show the clip 50 times.

This sort of reminds me of the criticism of The Basketball Diaries, where it's speculated one of the scenes could of inspired the Columbine massacre, so CNN decides to run the clip every 15 minutes for the weeks after. I'd never seen the movie but I've seen DiCaprio walk into a school and shoot a bunch of students like 100 times.
posted by bobo123 at 8:26 AM on February 6, 2004


You know, if only that breast could have screamed like Dean.

My butt can deal blackjack. But it's Marty's night.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:26 AM on February 6, 2004


Well, if breasts are outlawed, then only outlaws will have breasts...
posted by Samizdata at 8:27 AM on February 6, 2004


That's alright tr33hggr. Just don't go around showing them to other people. Or on the superbowl!
posted by acrobat at 8:32 AM on February 6, 2004


This commentary is also good.
posted by ilsa at 8:45 AM on February 6, 2004


Simply another manifestation of the bizarre American schizophrenia that forces film directors to cut sex scenes to almost nothing to preserve even an "R" rating, but allows major violence in PG-13 movies.
posted by mkultra at 9:42 AM on February 6, 2004


If I'm indifferent to my testicles, why do I guard them so vigilantly?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 10:02 AM on February 6, 2004


acrobat - Aw shucks, there go my weekend plans!
posted by tr33hggr at 10:02 AM on February 6, 2004


I would have dismissed the article as "good, but what about the so called sport itself" , but he got the main point by mentioning the slow-motion close "decapitation".

It's not only the ads, who are debateable as much as you want and with merit but, at the end are staged ; it's the pseudo-sport itself that is a show of actual pointless brute force that ,unlike wrestling, doesn't seem to be staged to me.

I personally prefer basket where physical contact is accepted as long as it's not intentional, but at the same is a sport that requires great dexterity, stamina and coordination without being uselessly brutal.
posted by elpapacito at 10:18 AM on February 6, 2004


On a vaguely related note, I've never understood why more Americans don't like rugby..
posted by ascullion at 10:21 AM on February 6, 2004


Jack Nicholson said this : "If you suck on a tit the movie gets an R rating. If you hack the tit off with an axe it will be PG". I think that pretty much says it all.
posted by Eekacat at 4:13 PM on February 6, 2004


The most violent movie I have ever seen is Home Alone 2.
posted by hoskala at 4:34 PM on February 6, 2004


didya hear, Terri Carlin filed a suit "on behalf of all Americans"? smokinggun.
posted by dabitch at 4:57 PM on February 6, 2004


preserve even an "R" rating, but allows major violence in PG-13 movies.

Perhaps in real life, sexual pre-occupation is harder to reign in than pre-occupation with violence -- the negative consequences are very plain to most people -- so with sex, the lines tend to get drawn farther from the point where it's a real problem.
posted by namespan at 5:42 PM on February 6, 2004


In defense of football.
posted by boltman at 10:18 PM on February 6, 2004


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