So it looks like there might be no football in 2011 as Owners have officially locked players out. To be rather blunt, I don’t give a crap. I would have used a stronger and cruder word, but I feel that would have probably breached etiquette for a blog, especially one that is occasionally syndicated. I don’t want to drag my fellow Riggo’s Rag bloggers down into the sewers with me.
I try to avoid brining non-football and non-Redskins material into my blogs. However, at this point, I can’t help thinking about how in the scheme of things the lockout is such a trivial thing. Watching the devastation in Japan has really captivated me. It has also deeply saddened me. No, I have no relatives in Japan. I have no connections to the country other than the camera I own and a few other things made there. The country itself fascinates me. The culture and history of Japan is rich, probably one of the greatest the world has ever seen. Watching the devastation unleashed upon the country by nature and what it has done to the people over there has really moved me. It is events such as these that really put things into perspective.
One thing is for certain. Knowing what I know about the history of Japan, I am quite certain they will rebuild quickly and will in time make their country even better than it was before. That is the way the Japanese are. Yet over here in the United States, football players and owners can’t overcome their own greed to satisfy their fans, many of whom are spread across the world. Many of these fans are trying to salvage what is left of their lives right now. I hate to try and draw an analogy between the lockout and the current disaster in Japan, but for me it clarifies what I care about, and what moves me. As for football, if there is none this year I will be the slightest bit upset, but I will find things to do. As for the current news of the lockout and ongoing negotiations; I don’t care. I don’t care if the players or the owners lose money or whatever they claim they are fighting over. There are more pressing matters in the real world.