I’ve never been a big football fan. I find the premise of adult men playing a child’s game and being paid millions of dollars to do it ridiculous. The only thing more ridiculous is the aging high school heroes who weren’t very good in their prime, investing time, money and their middle age in a meaningless exercise. Get a life! Read a book. Take a break from your lives of quiet desperation. Now we have the spoiled men who get paid the millions throwing a temper tantrum. They can take all their statistics, and accolades and shove em right up their collective asses.
Let’s talk about a guy in football terms because I am not sure that the jocks can draw the parallel.
Desmond Doss’s playing field was 400 feet high. It was swept by machine gun and mortar fire and occasionally shelled by naval gunfire offshore. During the ensuing battle, Doss’s company was swept from the battlefield leaving numerous dead and wounded behind. In an example of BROKEN FIELD RUNNING never to be considered in the NFL. Doss rescued 75 wounded soldiers, first rendering aid and then bringing them to a position of relative safety. Doss was carrying and dragging men burdened with equipment, not carrying a CHILD’S TOY weighing ounces like a “FOOTBALL.” As an added dimension, Doss then had to fashion a rope to lower the wounded down a cliff face, by himself. Doss did all of this by himself, he didn’t have ten other guys running interference for him. Don’t care who you are Doss’s exploits put him on top of the list number of carries 75, and yards rushing immeasurable. For this Doss received the Congressional Medal of Honor and an army pension that meant he only had to work two part-time jobs to survive.
Here are photos of Doss receiving his Medal of Honor and the accompanying citation.
The Medal of Honor
- Rank and organization: Private First Class, United States Army, Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division.
- Place and date: Near Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, April 29, 1945 – May 21, 1945.
- Entered service at: Lynchburg, Virginia
- Birth: Lynchburg, Virginia
- G.O. No.: 97, November 1, 1945.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private First Class Desmond Thomas Doss, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty from April 29 – 21 May 1945, while serving with the Medical Detachment, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, in action at Urasoe Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.
Private First Class Doss was a company aid man when the 1st Battalion assaulted a jagged escarpment 400 feet high As our troops gained the summit, a heavy concentration of artillery, mortar and machinegun fire crashed into them, inflicting approximately 75 casualties and driving the others back. Private First Class Doss refused to seek cover and remained in the fire-swept area with the many stricken, carrying them one-by-one to the edge of the escarpment and there lowering them on a rope-supported litter down the face of a cliff to friendly hands. On 2 May, he exposed himself to heavy rifle and mortar fire in rescuing a wounded man 200 yards forward of the lines on the same escarpment; and two days later he treated four men who had been cut down while assaulting a strongly defended cave, advancing through a shower of grenades to within eight yards of enemy forces in a cave’s mouth, where he dressed his comrades’ wounds before making four separate trips under fire to evacuate them to safety. On 5 May, he unhesitatingly braved enemy shelling and small arms fire to assist an artillery officer. He applied bandages, moved his patient to a spot that offered protection from small arms fire and, while artillery and mortar shells fell close by, painstakingly administered plasma. Later that day, when an American was severely wounded by fire from a cave, Private First Class Doss crawled to him where he had fallen 25 feet from the enemy position, rendered aid, and carried him 100 yards to safety while continually exposed to enemy fire. On 21 May, in a night attack on high ground near Shuri, he remained in exposed territory while the rest of his company took cover, fearlessly risking the chance that he would be mistaken for an infiltrating Japanese and giving aid to the injured until he was himself seriously wounded in the legs by the explosion of a grenade. Rather than call another aid man from cover, he cared for his own injuries and waited five hours before litter bearers reached him and started carrying him to cover. The trio was caught in an enemy tank attack and Private First Class Doss, seeing a more critically wounded man nearby, crawled off the litter; and directed the bearers to give their first attention to the other man. Awaiting the litter bearers’ return, he was again struck, this time suffering a compound fracture of one arm. With magnificent fortitude, he bound a rifle stock to his shattered arm as a splint and then crawled 300 yards over rough terrain to the aid station. Through his outstanding bravery and unflinching determination in the face of desperately dangerous conditions, Private First Class Doss saved the lives of many soldiers. His name became a symbol throughout the 77th Infantry Division for outstanding gallantry far above and beyond the call of duty.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 97 (November 1, 1945)
I am not sure who the nigger assholes are, the ones on the field taking a knee or the ones sitting in front of the TV set, or lining up at the stadium.
Fuck the NFL