Friday, August 17, 2007

Dear Fox Sports

I love football. I really really love it. I really really really love it. Pro or college, I love almost everything about it.

But you know what I hate? What I really really hate? That stupid Fox Sports football animated player robot/transformer/thing. Do you know who I mean? The one that looks like he's warming up - stretching, running, bouncing, and pointing. ARG!! All last season I whined about him, every time I saw him. Most NFC home games, and thus most Seahawks games are broadcast on Fox, so I complained a lot. And he's back. I can't believe it, but he's back. And I really really hate him. I don't know why. I don't know what it is about him that bothers me so much. He's just so annoying!

When I really think about it, it's his attitude. Although he doesn't speak, you can just tell by his body language that he's all cocky and trash talking. Like someone based him on the most obnoxious moves of the most annoying players.

And really, that is the worst thing about the football. I'm sure it isn't limited to football, but that's the only sport I watch. It's especially pronounced at the professional level. You rarely see it in quarterbacks, although it does sometimes rear its ugly head. It's a lack of class. Poor sportsmanship. Arrogance. I don't know if it is a male testosterone thing, or what. I don't think so, because it annoys Penn almost as much as it irks me. He hates that dumb robot, too.

Dear Fox Sports:
Next season, please consider modeling your robot after the men who give football a good name. You know, players like Sean Alexander, Matt Hasslebeck, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Walter Jones, Michael Vick (just KIDDING), or my favorite (but recently retired) Grant Wistrom. I don't know what any of these men are like off the field. But in uniform at least, they are respectable.
Thank you,
Kitty Hox


PS: We are watching the Jets-Viking scrimmage and a cat just trotted across the field. The announcer said, "There's a cat on the field... now that's just good fun." It was pretty cute.


Lisa said...

You are so right! Why do they have to ruin a perfectly good sporting event with something so annoying. Also, as a Tennessean (by marriage)I agree they don't come much better than Peyton Manning.
Michael Vick???? You crack me up!!!

Teri said...

My kids are prous owners of actual Game Played signed footballs by Brett Favre. The current kicker for the packers grew up in our youth group...he's the only "famous" person I know!
I have always loved football...especially Sunday afternoon football, because whenever the games are on, I get to snuggle up to my man and TAKE A NAP! Although, I am quickly becoming versed in all things football because of the boy's. And you might get a kick out of this....I signed up to be an announcer at the games. Isn't that hilarious??? I think so...I just thought it would be better bet I will be getting the cliff notes on football announcing! Sometimes I crack myself up with the things I get myself into! Nobody forced me to volunteer for I'm going "What was I thinking??" Oh well, it will be good blog material!

Janelle said...

Please send your letter to Fox. Maybe they will listen this time.

Michelle said...

oh that robot annoys me too!

Teri said...

Well, I am not from Minnesota, but one of my book girls is from there and their team is the Vikings. I am from Michigan and technically we are supposed to support the Detroit Lions. The best thing they have going for them is their new is beautiful...other than that they are pretty much the worst team in the well we kind of root for The Packers because we know the kicker.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

So not a football fan...NO clue what you are talking about :) ha ha! I will have to watch for him now. have fun with the season kicking off!

Janelle & Ella said...

That's hilarious! I have no idea who you are talking about, but I'm sure my husband will. I can't wait to ask him. I bet he will have a similar opinion.