I am not known as the biggest football aficionado, I do know a thing or two and frequently ask very observant questions like, “why is he so mad…”, or “who designed those outfits…?”. But this year, for some reason people noticed that when they plunked me down in front of the television that a losing Bronco team won, so if they are and I am around, I am called to the scene to use my mojo.
Today was no exception as the Bronco’s went from winning, to too close for comfort, to winning, to are you kidding me, to uh-oh, to winning! And while I appreciate Peyton Manning, and this is most likely his last hurrah, the furor in Denver is definitely the biggest fan base in all the NFL. It has been cautioned that if the Bronco’s lose a game, road rage will inherit the roadways the next day as gloom sets in.
While, I don’t go in for the face painting and the beer guzzling, and the party ’til you drop crowd my neighbors have already begun setting off their horde of fireworks leftover from the July 4th celebrations. And if I had any – I’d be doing the same. Because right now – the Bronco’s are the closest thing we have to a hero in this bleak world. While it’s too bad that our politicians can’t garner even a speck of this kind of fame and notoriety for greatness, maybe it’s because they are so narcissistic that focusing on self has left them empty of the ideal of Greatness.
An interesting perspective that might have alluded me had a blog viewer not made the point, the difference between the Academy Awards and the Super Bowl is – immense! One is subjective and fanciful, while the other is a true – WIN. It’s a team event to the nth degree. And while there will be partying to be sure, it is partying because of a win, not because a bunch entitlers think it is a contest of how much flesh a ‘lady’ may show for tittilation. I mean, why not just wear a string bikini?
A true Win, in the conventional sense is much more compelling and intoxicating. As my friend Mikey reiterated, in Art there really is not Win, because it is always subjective as in the eyes of the beholder. So Academy nominees, take a break, because in Art, you really haven’t won anything but the approval of a small narrow bunch of old men.
And while the Bronco’s haven’t won the 2016 Super Bowl – yet, it is an iconic time for Manning, and even the curmudgeons have to accept that fact.