Dungy and the IFI
I’m not much of a broadcast sports fan. If a show doesn’t have battlestars, vampires (or other horror creatures), a college student/PI, or little robots at the bottom of the screen poking fun at it, I’m probably not tuning in. So, I normally wouldn’t post a comment about a sports broadcast, let alone a diary.
But, I noticed an item from Atrios about Colts coach Tony Dungy appearing as the guest of honor at an Indiana Family Institute fundraising dinner.
from the link:
The IFI is one of the leading proponents of SJR7, the proposed Indiana Constitutional amendment on marriage rights, and other legislative efforts to deny equal rights to LGBT folks. Under the guise of protecting traditional family values, it helps spread misinformation that fosters bigitory [sic] toward our community and our own families.There are plenty of comments from readers after the article.
I could say “Go Bears,” but that really would be insincere of me; it’s not likely I’ll be watching the game and – beware, opinion ahead – I tend to think that football generates unnecessary aggressiveness (yes, yes, blah, blah, blah about violent team sports being an outlet – why not try meditation, that works too). I don’t remember sports team members from high school and college being really good, peaceful folks.
I’d rather just say of Dungy, “what a tool. I hope he has a horrible super bowl and can someday manage to turn into a decent human being.”
What do other people think?