Thursday, March 27, 2008
UFC for Kids?
Ultimate fights expand to include kids
The article starts with a thud and an attempt by the author to shoot down MMA with this little nugget of untruth that I think he frankly just made up.
But the sport often derided as "human cockfighting" is branching out.
Who calls it that? Your carpool at the AP? Last I checked, UFC and the rest are all sanctioned events, with a governing body, and supervised by doctors and officials. Cockfights are illegal in most countries and involve two roosters pecking the shit out of each other for no better reason than gambling and the enjoyment of Pedro Martinez.
Anyway, I am all for it. People complain when kids sit around watching TV and slapping their Wii around for hours yet discourage them from any physical activity. Then they bitch when kids get off their cans and go out and emulate their heroes without supervision. Now we are going to complain when they want to do it legitimately with the proper equipment and supervision?
You can't have it both ways.
If I ever find a woman dumb enough to father my children, I am going to have the kids signed up for self defense classes before he/she is old enough to watch Dora the Explorer.
Especially when you consider all the gun-toting, sports-avoiding, nut jobs he or she is going to be riding the bus with.