A Plea To Groton Submariners: Do The Right Thing
Groton submariners will have to decide this week where they stand -- do they stand for Good, or for Evil? I hope they choose wisely.
Groton, CT, is about halfway between New York and Boston -- this placement, in addition to ensuring that the two casinos in the area have plenty of customers, causes it to be a flashpoint for sports fans as they're asked to choose between the New York teams and Boston teams. This week, though, I'm calling on submariners in the Groton area to resist the pressure to choose between the New England Patriots and New York Giants and support the team that represents Good in the remainder of the NFL playoffs -- the San Diego Chargers. It's not that they're inherently Good, it's that their opponent this Sunday, the Patriots, are inherently evil.
The undefeated Patriots, led by their Evil coach, are best known for cheating and poor sportsmanship, but are favored against the virtuous Chargers. However, since no NFL team has ever won 18 straight games to start the season, it's clear that history is on the side of San Diego. Submariners should remember that San Diego is a real Navy town, where people support the military. In Boston, on the other hand, locals are probably planning protests at the USS Constitution as we speak. There's only one choice to make as the country splits this week along natural fault lines -- Submariners should do what is right, and Speak Truth to (Patriot) Power. Go Chargers!