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Doug Farrar

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Inauguration First


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.

By Doug Farrar  |  January 21, 2009; 9:20 AM ET  | Category:  Arizona Cardinals , Doug Farrar Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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This sounds awful whiny

Posted by: obblehit | January 31, 2009 9:37 PM

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