Monday, January 22, 2007

Now that's dedication

We normally don't spend too much time around the sporting world here at the CSM. Truthfully, a lot of that has to do with the fact that we're busy wading through all the other completely ridiculous events in the world to try and bring our focus down to a place where insanity is commonplace (yes, we look at Hollywood, but shhhh). The rest of it has to do with the knowledge that we just don't have the type of dedication required to cover ourselves with paint and refuse to wear jackets in subzero temperatures to support a team. And well, if you can't go that extra mile on a subject, then it may not be worth digging through the minutae to find those jewels that bring us all so much joy.

And yet, there are times where you simply cannot avoid the sporting world. There are times where things are just too beautiful for words, and other times where you just need to enter the mess, and reach for that brass ring of ridiculousness that not even our government can achieve. Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of those times, and that means that this is one of those posts.

Let me ask you all a question. Well, okay, just the ladies. If you're pregnant, and the father of your child is a huge sports fan going into a big game for his team, how can you show him that you care, and that you're willing to ensure that he doesn't miss the game because you're in the hospital in labor? Well, you could always do what Colleen Pavelka did, and have your labor induced.

Yes, you read correctly. She induced labor because her husband had tickets to see the NFC championship game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints, and she didn't want him to have to miss it because she was giving birth. This display actually shows a genuine affection and care between the two, as she brought a new life into the world early so that he wouldn't miss the game, and he most likely ate a couple more chili dogs because he figured he should eat the ones she couldn't get.

On the plus side, the father should always be able to remember his son's birthday. It will forever be referred to as "Two Days Before the Anniversary of the Bears Beating the Saints for the NFC Championship", or just abbreviated to TDBABBSNFCC. Makes you wonder if Hallmark has a card for that.

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