Before the Material Tramp could even be seen at the start of Sunday’s NFL SuperBowl halftime show, I knew there would be trouble. At least the Romans had the courtesy to kill off most of the ribald participants in their gladiator games whereas the NFL makes you sit through being flipped off while the musical gladiators are applauded. If you can find it, this is good work that pays millions but I wonder how many Americans who watched this performance prefer the gladiator’s fate for the performers?
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - The whole thing is just an outcrop, I think, of our obsession with violence, whether it’s movies, whether it’s sports. We ask for this stuff and the NFL delivers it. We ask for it and college sports delivers it. This is exactly what the American public wants, and that’s the sadness of it. Now you’ve got a bunch of NFL players walking around like feral zombies who don’t know right from wrong, don’t even know who their family members are, waging these lawsuits. Check out today's transcript for the rest...