Great article in Grantland today about the role of the “thumbs up” symbol during an injury on the football field. It astutely illustrates the opposing at forces at play in professional football: the risk, the injuries, the bravery, the compartmentalized love fans have for the game. It also reminded me of one of my favorite Onion images.
What, did this guy just get doinked in the groin? Is this from an Adam Sandler movie? And “John Sutcliffe”? I don’t think so. THIS is a “Sutcliffe”. We’ve all seen a Sutcliffe. Compadre, you’re no Sutcliffe.