Sunday night was the first time in a long time that I watched something on TV that I knew millions of people would be watching and didnt have my smartphone in hand, scrolling through the Twitter and Facebook apps. to see the reaction real time.
I never fully realized how negative social media is and how much it influences the way I feel about something as its happening until I watched something and had my own thoughts about it and then checked back to see the twitter buzz. People were just making fun it. Every aspect.
People made fun of how long the preshow was:
2 hours. I agree, pretty long and repetitive. But at the end of it he DID SOMETHING NO ONE HAS EVER DONE BEFORE! He walked across the Grand Canyon on a pool noodle. WITH NO NET! NO HARNESS! We have never seen anyone do anything close to that insane on live television.
-The Decision was an hour. It took Lebron an hour to announce he was taking his talents to South Beach and then he got on a plane and a profeesional pilot flew down there. He didn’t man a prop plane and corkscrew his way down there or walk on a cable from Cleveland to South Florida.
-Superbowl Pregame is 7 hours and at the end of it, it’s a game weve seen a thousand times before. Great game. Football is my favorite sport. I watch the Superbowl every year no matter what. But how long do they spend on the actual match-ups? Its all been covered the week leading up to the big game. We end up watching Leon Lett and Don Bebee talk about a play that happened 20 years ago.
People were ripping on his clothes
I consider what he did to be insanely athletic.
Most athletes wear top of the line athletic equipment. Pads and helmets. The best safety sports wear on the market. Nik Wallenda walked across one of the 7 wonders of the natural world in boot cut jeans, an extra-medium tee shirt and some homemade elkskin ballet shoes. That put it over the top for me. That made it even more incredible. Football wouldn’t be nearly as impressive and competitive if they had to use street clothes. Can you imagine Suisam trying to kick a 40 yarder in a pair hip hugging levis? It would probably be pretty hard for Antonio Brown to get any YAC with baggy boss jeans and as much as I would love to see Big Ben in a pair of lambskin moccasins, he probably wouldn’t be so elusive in the pocket.
-I’ve never done anything remotely incredible in jeans. I’m usually at a dive bar with soot foot and cigarette butts ground into the back of my cuffs. I stepped off the elevator one time and tripped on my ripped cuff and blew a tire into a trash can, but never certainly nothing incredible.
-If he doesn’t have a jean endorsement after this something is seriously wrong.
Brett Favre is playing pick-up football in a field with men of a certain age and sitting on the back of a pick-up truck with Dale Earnheart.
Maybe Wranglers are not the brand, but how about True Religion? Based on how many Jesus Bombs he dropped on his traverse, seems like that would be a perfect fit. Other jeans cut into crotch area, but I like to leave some room for the holy ghost. Life is in True Religion jeans. Everything else is just waiting.
People were calling him an idiot
He’s not an idiot. He’s a daredevil. He’s crazy, but that's literally the definition of being a DAREDEVIL. If a Daredevil did something that wasn’t terrifying that would be unacceptable. Tune in to watch Nik Wallenda do his taxes without any receipts! Its his family tradition. 7 generations of people that are crazy.
-People that sign up for obstacle course shows like wipeout with no athletic ability are idiots.
Oh you’re a nearsighted graphic designer, but you think you think you are the next American Ninja Warrior? Let me know how that works out.
He’s trained his whole life for this and trains really hard for these events even though he looks like hes been training for the 4th of July hot dog contest. I have never seen a tightrope walke with a muffin top before. Again this guy amazes me.
He carried a 40 lb bar on a 22 minute walk. I don't walk. Anywhere. I haven’t been on a 22 minute walk since the Southsdie Summer Open when I went to went to 40 bars. I couldn’t carry my putter for the whole walk. Whats that weigh. A pound?
My point is that sometimes its good to log off, have your own thoughts and be inspired or blown away by something. And if you aren't inspired or blown away and just want to make fun it, twitter and facebook await...