‘Catch 22′


Before I get started, I would like to thank the folks who were following “He Made a Difference,” and I promise I will get back on task in my next effort.

If you caught my venting in our last installment, you probably picked up on the hint that I have been in the hospital. My doctor showed up wearing an apron and carrying a knife and the last words I heard were, “Count backwards from 100, 000 to zzz….”

While recuperating, I have had to listen to some issues that threaten to keep my blood pressure in the upper 10,000s and this is a convenient way to vent.

Does anybody remember the story of “Catch 22”? Basically the whole story drives us in the direction of “Damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

When the football powers grin at me through my TV and start talking about the new near-death package that is going to be inserted for my entertainment and leave me believing that it is all for the good of the game, I start to wonder about the fate of American entertainment.

In the event that you have been hung up on the NBA Playoffs and the Women’s College Softball Championship, you may have missed the proposal to expand the NFL playoff picture. This is exactly what we need.

There are enough NFL standouts lying in bed to fill the average VA Hospital. I was under the impression that the NFL was looking for a solution to the injury problem. They can’t fix that dilemma, and I guarantee this will only add fuel to the fire.

I don’t know about you, but it is clear to me that there is a world of violence attached to pro football that is not going to be cured by adding more games. That is like discovering guns in a neighborhood and trying to solve the problem by bringing in more guns.

Just in case the NFL is being run by a group of insomniacs, there is a letter on your desk informing you that a group of old vets is suing you for masking injuries with pain killers.

There is an ongoing search for helmets that can cut down, if not eliminate concussions. After a few years researching the problem from that angle, the threat still looms over the game.

Recently, a rumble has been heard from middle-schoolers over the concussion problem.

Somewhere in there is the message that we haven’t found a solution yet.
So before we buy better ammunition for the guns, we need to look for another solution.

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'Catch 22'

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