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Without turning this particular forum into a political debate (though I could compare the officiating in Super Bowl XL to various aspects of the first Bush election), I don't know how anyone could see the Super Bowl as comparing in importance to a day like this. I'm watching the Inauguration come together as I'm typing this, and it's the first time since 9/11 that I'm reminded of the relative "smallness" of sports in the grand scheme of things - most of the last eight years have been small enough.
The Super Bowl is pageantry and hype and a media barrage. The Inauguration, especially this one, is about so much more. I've seen every Super Bowl since XII, and I can't imagine anything I've seen in any of them that will come close to the feeling I'll have when a man of African-American heritage walks to that podium and takes that oath. It will be one of those transformative moments in time in which we understand - nothing will ever be the same.
There is no Super Bowl moment that can compare. Very few moments in any arena will compare to what we see on this day.
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Posted by: obblehit | January 31, 2009 9:37 PM
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