February 2, 2009, - 6:42 pm

Wimp Nation: PC NFL Outlaws “War Metaphors”

By Debbie Schlussel
I’m glad the Super Bowl, and thus, the NFL season (minus the Pro Bowl), is over. That’s because I’m sooooo tired of the political correctness and liberalism of the National Football League, these days.
Take the latest. The No Fun League issued an order: “Thou shalt not utter war metaphors.” It sounds like the Department of Homeland Security and FBI telling agents they can’t use the words, “jihad” or “Islamic terrorist.”
Yes, politically correct speech isn’t just the case in government and newspapers. It’s in major league sports, too.

In a little-discussed shift in recent years, the NFL has moved away from depicting its games in military terms. While the league continues to embrace the military as an entity, inviting Gen. David H. Petraeus, the head of Central Command, to make the Super Bowl’s opening coin toss and having the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a pregame flyover at Raymond James Stadium, the NFL no longer endorses using military terminology to describe its contests.
It is inappropriate, league officials say, to do so at a time when American forces are fighting two wars halfway around the globe.

PUH-LEEZE. We’ve been fighting those two wars for the last several years, and the league never said anything about it before. That isn’t the real reason for this sudden, ridiculous anti-war prohibition.

“It’s a matter of common sense,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said as he stood outside the stadium the other day.
The same is true at NFL Films, an arm of the league that perpetuated for decades the image of football as controlled warfare by producing movies glorifying the game’s violence with phrases like “linebacker search and destroy.” In recent years the company’s president, Steve Sabol, ordered all allusions to war be removed from its new films.
“I don’t think you will ever see those references coming back,” he said. “They won’t be back in our scripts, certainly not in my lifetime.”
The sport that once saw itself as the closest thing in athletics to the military no longer holds to this once-cherished notion.

Well, that’s because you have disgraceful thugs like Santonio Holmes populating the NFL versus the mostly honorable men in the U.S. military. So, maybe they have a point.
Still, the anti-war stuff is really over the top. And this is part of it. Welcome to the Obama/MoveOn.org NFL. Hey, maybe George Soros can buy an NFL team. He could call it the California Kapos (since, according to David Horowitz’s book and a 60 Minutes interview, he admittedly evicted Jews from their homes, turned them in to the Nazis, and send them to their deaths).

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4 Responses

Help me get this straight: being a “thug” — a al Santonio Holmes — is okay with the PC NFL Dhimmis, but military jargon is not?
I am so angry I could spit.

gunjam on February 2, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Maybe some of it is also defensive. The NFL may have seen how the PC lunatics have attacked various as pects of golf & other sports and are just trying to avoid what they see as problems. Profits over principle.

c f on February 2, 2009 at 9:31 pm

This is just part of the “pussyfication” of the U.S.

rtaylor174 on February 3, 2009 at 12:05 am

I HATE TO ADMIT IT , BUT, AMERICA HAS GONE FROM THE ROUGH & TUMBLE SETTLER THAT CROSSED THIS COUNTRY WITH NOTHING MORE THAN GOD-GUTS & GUNS TO SOME MINI-SKIRT WEARING HUSSIE GETTING DRILLED BY EVERY BAD GUY THERE EVER WAS,
PC ? I NEVER WAS & NEVER WILL BE…MY HEROS DO NOT PLAY GAMES , THEY WEAR THE UNIFORM OF THE U.S. MILITARY , POLICE & FIREMEN ! AM I A SIMPLETON ? HELL YES ! I LOVE SIMPLE LIKE RIGHT & WRONG

COASTSIDE on February 3, 2009 at 10:56 am

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