Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Football and Keeping the Baby

I watched the Superbowl this Sunday. I watched the whole game, but somehow missed the Tim Tebow anti-abortion commercial. But the idea of a superbowl commercial about keeping your baby got me thinking. I guess it's one thing for a married lady with the support of her community to choose to keep a dangerous pregnancy as Tim's mom did. That's kind of like going for a two-point conversion to put you up 4 points forcing the opposition to score a touch down to beat you. If you miss the two points you're in the same boat as if you kicked the extra point.

But then there's keeping your baby after a drunken one-night stand. The reason you're drinking so heavily is you're life is such a shit hole of a minimum-waged nightmare that Monday nights (because you work weekends) is your chance to escape. Now you're pregnant. Sure you can keep the baby, but that's like going for it on 4th and 6 on your own 30 with the game tied and a minute left on the clock. Yeah, there's a chance you could pick up the first down, but in all likely-hood you won't and you and your baby are going to be watching the opposing team kick the winning field goal and you walk off the field in despair. Yes, I know you should have never run the double reverse on 1st and 2nd downs fooling no one. Sure, maybe you should have passed on 3rd and 10 instead of running it between the tackles. But why compound the situation by going for it on your own 30? This horrible decision could ruin the rest of your season. As you despair and lose confidence in yourself. Punt and live to drink and use a condom another day.

1 comment:

EJReagan said...

Never go for it on 4th and 3 on your own 30 especially with the game tied. Damn good advice...oh and the rest of the advice seemed pretty sound too.
Thanks Coach.