Typically, there are two types of people who trend toward voting Republican: rich people and Dixielanders. We’re sure you know people who don’t follow these trends - we do too - but it’s a trend that the numbers bear out year after year. It makes sense, really; Republicans have an agenda that favors lower taxes for the rich, and people in the South are dumb enough to listen to Glenn Beck. It’s all terribly rational.
(Their mascot? Rudy Giuliani, of course.)
So when it comes to a sport like the NFL with its enormous payrolls, you’d think the trend would be that they vote Republican overwhelmingly, right? It would make no sense that… oh wait, we’re being told… oh, that’s true? Damn, I took out my “Option A would make so much more sense than Option B, even though Option B” opening for nothing. Of all the rotten luck.
Yes, this is another politics post. Agree with it? Go vote about it. Disagree with it? Go vote about it. But only after you vote in our own poll below!
There are many reasons to hate the USC Trojans. Most of them have to do with some combination of the Reggie Bush scandal and outright jealousy. But you can’t hate them for Pete Carroll, not if you have even one sensical bone in your body.
(Pete Carroll, demonstrating the enormous importance of this election. Or hugging Invisible Grimace. Whatever.)
The ever-excited coach rebuilt the Trojans into one of the three best programs in the country right now (Florida, Texas) and has done so with class, honor, and humor. And now, with this momentous election on top of us, he’s got his players thinking about politics.
We already showed you Sarah Palin’s adventures in sports broadcasting, but the self proclaimed “Hockey Mom” has many more ties to sports. We use the term “sport” loosely here, but it’s interesting to note that she is a lifelong runner and hunter.
For years, her and her husband fed the family with whatever they could grow at home or kill in the Alaskan wilderness. Husband Todd also happens to be a four-time winner of the “World’s Longest Snowmobile Race“. Read more…