"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Aug 20, 2011

Pigskin in Frills

The women featured below play real football. They play it hard, and with intensity. This is without doubt fierce competition, in a difficult sport, by serious players with demonstrable talent.

Still, I wonder if it would be the "fastest growing pro sports league in the nation" if they weren't playing in their underwear:


I know, I know. It's a silly question. It's like asking what makes the difference between a dirty anarchic riot and a glorious uprising for freedom, for the producers of FOX News, CNN, the Beeb or MSNBC...


BDR said...

I know this is related only tangentially, but I was literally just looking for another James Wright poem and here.

Jack Crow said...

Never heard of him before, Mr. Red, but this will probably have me using der guegler:

Their sons grow suicidally beautiful
At the beginning of October,
And gallop terribly against each other's bodies.

Randal Graves said...

Given that Greg Little is scheduled to drop two thirds of the passes thrown his way, I suggest the Browns sign 'em up.

Arthur Silber said...

Many, many thanks to BDR.

Try this one.

It takes my breath away, and makes me cry, it is so delicately lovely. "I would break into blossom..."

It's like music. That's fitting: listening to Maria Callas causes me to react the same way.

Now I have some more reading to do...many thanks again, BDR.

Jack Crow said...


This one latched itself behind my eyes:

A Secret Gratitude