Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Touchdown! Uh, no.

Since it seems that everyone except for the nutcase who is president of Iran is talking about the blown official’s call in the Seattle/Green Bay game on Sunday night I will, too.

Here’s my two cents, and my three points, worth:

First…yes, it was a blown call and yes, the replacement officials are probably not doing as good a job as the regular folks on every play.

Second…it doesn’t matter in the long run. No one is going to stop watching pro football because of the replacement refs. So, the owners don’t really care and they don’t have to. In fact, more yammering about football means more people will watch it just to see if the refs screw up again…same reason people watch NASCAR to see the wrecks.

Third…it REALLY doesn’t matter in the big scheme of life. There were five…count’em…five articles in the Wall Street Journal this morning relating to the call.

Think about it; if the world's premier business publication focuses that much ink and space on a silly issue like this something's wrong. If that ain't a sign of the Apocalypse then I'm a Japanese aviator. (Actually, I’ve always thought that line was funny and have never had a chance to use it!)

I’m certainly not the first one to note that we seem to be a society too easily distracted by the silly and not focused on the serious. This is ridiculous.

Try this: Jot down the three most important things you have to do today. Start working on the most important one. Be aware of how many things distract you; things that aren’t important but pull your attention away. Refocus on the task. The more you go through this little exercise the more you get done and the less the frivolous things steal your time.


  1. The NFL confirms the old adage, 'any publicity is good publicity.' If replacement refs were hurting business they would have fixed this already.

  2. AMEN...and shame on modern day news media. Some people still actually want to read and see REAL news, not pop culture, sports and/or celebrity drama or Obama's visits with Beyonce! There is so much real news right now, which I find way more intresting than the "silliness".