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Personal Pet Peeve: CFB People & Politics

Does anybody else get annoyed by this?

I'm sitting at home watching Crystal Ball and the picks are on. I'm listening to Brian Jones make his selections, trying to catch up. He then says Trev Alberts will be "conservative" with his picks so he doesn't lose his lead. Then, Trev happens to inform us that he is conservative. I don't have an exact quote, so I can't help you out there. He also decided to mention Al Gore's carbon footprint in a CSTV article by using some analogy to make a point.

Trev Alberts is a conservative...............Great.

Why exactly is this a pet peeve of mine? Well, when I tune into Crystal Ball, I want to hear the talking heads give their opinions on football. Do I watch the O'Reilly Factor to hear about Call of Duty 4 (which looks awesome, BTW!)? No, I'll go to G4 for that information.

Well, Sunday Morning QB once took precious time out of my day to bid Karl Rove goodbye during a piece of his.........Why??????? I'll watch CNN or open a op-ed section if I care about Karl Rove's legacy. As for Pete Fiutak at CFN, he once said "innocent until proven guilty (unless you're a Guantanamo detainee)" or something to that extent. I'm sure that was supposed to be a slap in the face to the operation at Guantanamo. Pete, no offense, I don't care what you think! I want to hear you talk about football, not politics. Oh, and we can't forget about Nutt Crazies using "Rovian" tactics (as mentioned by Ivan Maisel).

Which is exactly why I'm never going to talk about politics on here. I'm sure as hell that you don't give a rip about what I think. You come to SSO to read about football, do you not? Isn't it annoying when people can't contain their political views and espouse them on a forum not suited for the purpose?

Eh, maybe it's just me. There's an old adage that says you're not supposed to talk about certain things when you have guests over. Those include your salary, religion, and what else besides politics? I wish more TV personalities and other CFB personalities would heed to that.


Kyle said...

YES, YES, YES! Thank you! You're not alone -- I would go as far as to guess you're in the majority. Sports are one of the few things that can bring together people on opposite sides of the political divide, so why bring that divide into it?

Eric said...

Good question, I don't get it either.

To clear something up, most people don't do that and I've only encountered these 3 people doing it (Fiutak, SMQ, and Alberts).

You're right, man. There are some people, for whatever reason, who feel like it's their job to make their views known whenever it is they get the chance to. There's a proper forum for that, but it just doesn't make any sense to do it in a SPORTS forum.

jeremy said...

Totally agree. It's like when the 4 letter brings in some celebrity or tries to sell a book during the MNF game!! No one cares, we came to watch the football game not here what some C List celebrity that is on an ABC show thinks.