2010 NFL Pro Bowl: Why You Should Vote For Darren McFadden Of The Raiders

(This slideshow includes all my picks for the 2010 Pro Bowl).

It's that time of year again.

No, not the day before Halloween, or another publicity stunt in Washington.  Not the weekend before the 2010 US elections.

It's Pro Bowl votin' time.  As Howard Dean would say, "Yeah!"

I must admit that I really should be more concerned with the election on Tuesday and reading up on the issues. 

But as I have come to realize over the years, pro football is meant to inoculate people from caring about anything else, including government and future of the country.

Eventually, I concluded that politics is analogous to a baseball game.  The maxim for winning in baseball is, "Pitching, defense, and timely hitting."  In politics, the maxim for winning is, "Rhetoric, spin, and timely scandals."

Well, if some meaningless fun is all we get as the powers that be eff everything up, then I'll take it.  I also vote for American Idol, because well, at least then I can affect change in the direction of pop-culture.

I used to care, but things have changed.

When I was 13, I couldn't wait to vote for president.  I knew the Constitution by heart.  I was upset that I would miss the 2000 election by only a few months.  Nowadays, I don't really care about that or any election, even if I follow it simply because it's what I know.

Voting for government is like picking between butter and "I can't believe it's not butter."

It's like George Carlin used to say.  We have all kinds of choices, like 31 flavors of ice cream.  Yet, when it comes to voting on election day, we only have two choices. 

I suppose you could say we have the choice between vanilla ice cream and, "vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry" ice cream.

I may be jaded by the political process, but if you're not, then by all means you should get out to vote.

Enough with my spiel. ...

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