Even before the Rush Limbaugh foofarah, football always seemed like a Republican game, what with its war war metaphors and its barely-suppressed homoeroticism masquerading as a caricature of macho and its bizarre elitist ticketing structure. Baseball, the friendly game that resembles a neighborhood game of tag more than Touch War, always seemed like the liberals' game, despite the relentless parade of guys pointing to the heavens every time they hit a home run. George Carlin explained this dichotomy repeatedly over the years in one of his best recurring routines:
"It's sad for those of us that put money on this game, and felt Obama was the best quarterback this country had for taking back our rights and leading us forward in popularity in the eyes of the world. Instead, he has failed to follow the calls made from the sideline, lost yardage and was sacked when he made audibles, and now is forced to punt because the team is not sure they can complete a fourth and ten on the fifty yard line with their true health care reform play."
Non-Rush but worth 5 minutes: George Carlin compares baseball with football...
Very funny, Dr. Jones!