Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just the Headline

Note: Contains reference to a racist sports team name.

I spotted this DCist headline and paused.  I wanted to know the rest of the story, but I also wanted to take time to ponder the possibilities. 
The headline in question: "In Which Marion Barry Compares The Redskins To Christ".  Now the possibilities that occurred to me look something like this:
-Both dead but many are hoping for a comeback.
-Revered by some, not so much others.
-You either get it or you don't.
-Unfairly treated by those they were supposed to be able to trust.  (In the case of the team, I may possibly be referring to an owner.)
-People pay a lot of attention to them part of the year, and ignore them the rest.
-Hoping for long term rewards for support. 
-Fandom can be expensive and heart-wrenching.
And then I clicked.  Not sure if it's good or terribly scary, that I am able to channel Marion Barry like that.  I'm going to call it years of study and move on.