Alright folks, ENOUGH WITH THE SUPERBOWL!
Watch it, enjoy it, eat, drink and be merry with family and friends, but the incessant coverage has me on the verge of breaking out in hives!
I mean, grown people in NYC’s Times Square sliding down a 4 story slide during business hours?!
Are you kidding me! Nobody needs to make a living in NYC?!
What about the ridiculous cacophony of organizations and businesses clamoring to draw absurd correlations in order to capitalize on this event?!
I think (for example) about the cable network, Animal Planet, which has been hosting a laughable “puppy bowl” since 2005 which runs concurrent with super bowl week festivities. They actually place a motely crew of “toddler dogs” in an enclosed pen measuring roughly five yards by two yards and painted to look like a football field.
What they basically do is have little puppies chase each other, sniffing, and barking around this makeshift “football field” complete with a plush doggy football!
They actually broadcast the action complete with an NFL films narrator!
Remember friends, these are dogs not athletes. Inasmuch as puppies are cute and harmless little fuzzballs, to ostensibly equate a puppy bowl with a super bowl is intellectually dishonest.
This is but one of a myriad number of ridiculous events to coincide with superbowl week (in my opinion, of course).
I say, if you are a fan of football and wish to see $4 million dollar 30 second commercials and an insipid halftime show featuring the usual pop stars then go for it!
Furthermore, if this brutal sport which is suspected to cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (science for a degenerative rotting of the brain, Google it.) is appealing to you, go for it. The memory loss, impaired judgment, confusion, impulse control issues, depression, aggression, and eventual dementia resultant from playing the game, is something every player knowingly signs up for.
I just wish they would cease and desist from these inexplicable displays of absurdity, with the various ‘related events’ leading up to the big game!
I, for one, appreciate the fact that at Regency, we don’t get this wrapped up in all of the hoopla!
We keep our razor sharp focus cued in on what is most important; the business of healing our patients!
This business is more fulfilling and gratifying than watching a 30 second gazzillion dollar commercial for ‘GoDaddy,’ I promise!