Getting Their Parade in New York

by Ryan on February 7, 2012

in Anything Else,Politics,Pop Culture,Sports,Stupid government

The Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants were given a major ticker-tape parade in New York City, which is customary in the Big Apple when a local team wins a national championship.  The Giants played a great game, had a great second-half of their season, and should feel proud of their accomplishments.

What bugs me is that while a sports team can get a parade, veterans from a major war can’t, lest major controversy arise.  NYC Mayor Bloomberg is hiding behind technicalities and politics rather than moving forward on a parade for the troops.

I’m not blaming the Giants for anything here — heck if someone wanted to throw me a parade, I’d gladly show up!  It’s just a sad commentary that those on behalf of true heroes have to jump through hoops and wade through technicalities and obstructions before being considered for the same honor in NYC because its mayor playing games.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

rightonoz February 7, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I agree totally that Vets should be the first people given a ticker-tape. (and treated with respect before an after)

As for the superbowl. 3 hours of hype for 20 minutes of actual action, with most players being on for what, 5-10 minutes?…not impressed. (and Madonna Lip Synching – get booed off stage here for that)

Our rugby – 80 minutes of MUCH harder play in 95 minutes, with time added on for any injury stoppages. When I played, you weren’t allowed to be ‘subbed off’ unless the ref agreed you were too injured to carry on. (But that’s when boys were men)

I DID enjoy the lingerie bowl – now that was a sporting spectacle!

Wonder how lingerie rugby would go…..


Ryan February 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm

It would go well — definitely well.


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