What do you wish that the United States could learn from football – and football fanship – and apply to how we run our country in way that have nothing to do with football?
I’ll start. I wish we spent more time filling our homes with friend and loved-ones, eating yummy food and being together. I have a dozen people over to watch the game yesterday, (Go Hawks) and as far as I’m concerned, that was the most important part of the game.
But I do not understand how “personally” people seem to take the results of games. They seem to take personally when a football player or team does something great, or something dumb. I really wish we could take the success, safety and failure of “regular people” in our society that personally. That we could see someone suffering and feel it to the point that we want to change a failing system. (Imagine if our Monday Morning Quarterbacking were about how to get everyone fed and housed and educated!) I wish we could take pride in how well society works, so that we cannot help but work for a better society ourselves. I can’t help but look at the money and energy that goes into football and wish we put that same money and energy into education and health care. At the same time, I see people able to come together around a team, so it gives me hope.