Sunday, September 16, 2007

Winless powers?

USA Today had an article online this morning talking about the Michigan-Notre Dame game.

The headline: "Michigan blanks Notre Dame in battle of winless powers"

Now, think about that for a minute.

"Winless powers?"

Isn't that a contradiction in terms, an oxymoron?

Like "jumbo shrimp." Or "working vacation." Or "Microsoft Works." Or "liberal thinking?"

Two teams that are 0-2 each, getting beaten badly, and still called "powers."

I'm thinking that if Florida had opened the season 0-2, any reference to them would have been qualified. Like "traditional power" or "former power" or something other than just plain "power."

But it was Michigan and Notre Dame.

So all facts are out the window.

Just like when it comes to reporting news. The mainstream media supports the party line. Only, it's a football party, this time.

And there's nothing really wrong with a football party. As long as its on the tailgate of a truck in the parking lot.

1 comment:

  1. Sung to the tune of the Notre Dame Victory March:

    Michigan Fans say 'Beat Notre Dame!'
    Drown out the cheering for Notre Dame!
    Wolverines we Hail on HIgh
    While Touchdown Jesus falls from the sky!
    We know the Irish chances are small,
    The Maize and Blue will win over all
    And the Wolverines keep marching
    Onward to Victory!


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