I find myself pondering the question of whether the prospect of being irradiated might just perk up the NFL season a bit. I mean, who isn't sick of hearing about T.O., seeing Tuna on ESPN, or watching the spread evaporate in the fourth quarter? If the score is getting lopsided, maybe the crowd could amuse itself in watching the terror alert change from yellow to orange during the third quarter. And, was Jose Padilla a Bears season ticket holder? That might just be the damning evidence DoJ needs to convict him.
Every time I read about some whacky plot -- hobos from Miami plotting to blow up the Sears tower, the Liberty/Library tower being crushed under a pile of overdue books, somebody secretly replacing the barbecue sauce at the ranch with airplane glue -- my first reaction these days is, hmmm, the writers up at the DHS office must've gotten a memo from their executive producers to spice up the plot line a little bit because the focus group looks like they might flip the channel.
President Nixon used to send in plays to the Washington Redskins' coach during the game, and it strikes me that if NFL games are now the bleeding edge in the war on terror, we might benefit from President Bush taking a similar interest. We could redeploy our special forces to the Oakland Raiders' front line, set up Comms with Central Command, and simultaneously improve the football and have an instant response team already on the field -- just in case.