Philadelphia got a foot of snow over the weekend. The mayor declared a state of emergency. The NFL responded by postponing Sunday's scheduled game until Tuesday. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell didn't agree with that decision:
"It goes against everything that football is all about," Rendell said Monday on radio station 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia. ...
"My biggest beef is that this is part of what's happened in this country," Rendell said. "I think we've become wussies."
"We've become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything," Rendell added. "If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down." ...
"What do you think [Hall of Fame coach Vince] Lombardi would say?" Rendell asked Monday. "He would say that we've become a nation of wusses."
To which the citizens of Pennsylvania (should have) responded:
Actually, governor, if this was in China it would have been in a state-of-the-art, heated, dome. Of course, that wouldn't matter because they just would have geo-engineered the weather so there wasn't a foot of snow in the first place. There would have been high-speed rail that picked us up at our houses and dropped us off in our seats. They wouldn't be doing calculus because they've invented a new form of math that is even better, and then they invented computers (that only speak Chinese) to do the calculations for them. Basically, if this was China the government wouldn't suck so much.