Friday, September 4, 2009

"Gridiron" Is Such A Dumb Word

Exactly how the word "gridiron" got to be used for the game of football is beyond me. For one thing, the field has no grid; for it to be a grid, is has to have "X" and "Y" coordinates. It does not. Secondly, there is no iron on the field, either.

Somebody undoubtedly failed miserably at trying to make a wimpy sport sound "tough". I say it is wimpy, because each team plays a measly 16 game a year, a mere one game a week, and their so-called playoffs are a mere one game per round. Shoot, in hockey, sometimes they play 4 games in 5 nights! Now THAT is tough.

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