The Wussification Continues: Sports Celebrations Have Gone Soft

Posted: September 29, 2016 in Sports, WTF?, Wussification of America
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My exasperation at the overprotection of modern society has been well documented. From the banning of dodgeball in our schools to removing monkey bars from our playgrounds, the powers-that-be continue their ruination of all things fun. Why the hell do these people think kids climb trees? Ride a bike fast down a hill? Jump off the roof us a house? Because it’s a little dangerous and therefore fun, man!

I’ve written several blogs on how things have changed, including Our Soft Society, or How In The Hell Did I survive My Childhood?Killer Toys, Soft Kids and a Sobering Realization and . . . oh, hell, just type in “wussification” in the search box up there and all sorts of stuff will pop up.

And hey, little league baseball players wearing helmets has been around forever, right? But now they’re wearing them in the field. Hey, I know a line drive can hurt you but isn’t that what gloves are for? Sweet Jesus.

Which brings me to the latest example of how we’ve become soft, whiny, sissified namby-pambys.

It’ll be easier to cut the chatter and just show you a couple photos. First off we have a photo of the New York Mets celebrating their recent division championship:

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Next we have a photo of the 1955 Minnesota Twins celebrating their title:

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If you haven’t noticed yet, there’s a difference. The guys in the top photo are wearing goggles because the champagne will sting their eyes. Sweet Mother of God. However, the real men in the bottom photo are feeling the burn, baby!

Of course they never wore seatbelts, smoked like chimneys and thought women were second class citizens aas well, but that’s neither here nor there. We were a tougher breed back then, man.

Sadly, the Wussification of America is alive and well.

PS: That might be beer in the second photo. Same difference.

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