|"Now that it's over, I can finally sit down bruh!"|
After the New Giants had taken care of business in Indianapolis beating the New England Patriots 21-17 in one of the more exciting Super Bowls we've ever seen. It was time for the Lombardi Trophy presentation and to a man I heard guys referring to them as the World Champions. Really? Let's examine this whole league championship thing. For year's I've often wondered why our professional sports teams call themselves "World Champions" once they win league championship. The NFL, NBA as well as MLB all do it. Why?
I think that it's par for the course for Americans to be arrogant and this is just another reason why people from other countries have such distaste for us. How can you call yourself a "World Champion" when you didn't compete on a world stage? The Giants aren't the world champions! Now I realize that they only play football at this level in America because the Canadian league is filled with Americans that weren't good enough to play in the NFL. However, they didn't play against the world in the Super Bowl. The same goes for Major League Baseball. How can we call it the "World Series" when the only teams that are playing are from America?
The only true "World Champions" are the guys that participate in the World Cup in soccer or the tennis players, golfers and those competing in track and field. The entire world is involved in those tournaments. So whoever wins is the true "World Champion".
Now that the Giants have won the NFL title everybody will be introducing them as the "World Champions" and no one is going to blink. However, if you pay close attention. Every official hat and shirt from the NFL says Super Bowl Champions! So it isn't the NFL that is promoting "World Champions" it's the arrogant folks that want to make it look bigger because it's America. If the NFL calls the winner the Super Bowl Champion then it should be called that!
Sometimes we need to check ourselves and our attitudes about who and what we are. Sure, we probably have some of the best athletes in the world. However, that doesn't mean that we've got the best teams in the world especially when it comes to other sports. I can remember back in 2004 when the U.S. Olympic basketball team, which was comprised of NBA players, had to settle for a bronze medal. We probably had the best set of athletes in the tournament but we didn't have the best team. So to say that we've got the best athletes and therefore we should call our league champions "World Champions" is arrogant.
If there were a world tournament played every year for all of the baseball, basketball and football league champions that would be great. It's cool that the Giants are Super Bowl Champs bruh! We don't need to call them World Champions just to make us look bigger and better. The rest of the world knows that they don't play football like they do in America. So slow ya roll bruh and be satisfied with calling it what it is.
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