February 5, 2012, - 10:28 pm
Now that Super Bowl 46 (XLVI to those of us who can actually read Roman Numerals–can’t wait ’til Super Bowl L!) is over, is it just me . . . or is there something extremely disgusting about watching grown men–members of the winning team, the New York Giants–kissing a trophy? That’s what they did with the Lombardi Trophy, which is one of the spoils going to the winning team. My reaction is: eeuuww.
NY Giants Coach Tom Coughlin Kisses Lombardi Trophy @ 2008 Supe Win (Many of His Players Did That Tonight)
First of all, it’s unsanitary. All the touching and kissing on that thing–it might as well be a stripper pole, with all the germs. Ick. Where’s the disinfectant? How many diseases did they just catch?
Second, it’s a trophy, not a god. Don’t treat this thing like an idol of some sort. It’s a piece of forged metal. Or chrome. Or whatever it’s made of. That’s it. It sickened me watching all these people kiss that thing. If Tim Tebow ever makes it to the Super Bowl and wins, I wonder if he would kiss this thing or realize that it’s idolatry and not fitting of his image. I think I watched at least 15 of these men kiss the thing and countless others touch it. I don’t believe–to his credit–that MVP Eli Manning kissed the Lombardi Trophy.
Guys, I know you just won the Super Bowl, but how much e coli bacteria or herpes germs did you just kiss?
Hey, New York Giants, you just won the Super Bowl? What are you going to do next?
A: Going to the doc to get that wart on my upper lip tested.
Tags: bacteria, football, germs, Idol, idolatry, kissing Lombardi Trophy, Lombardi Trophy, New York Giants, NFL, Super Bowl, Super Bowl L, Super Bowl XLVI, Superbowl