Some things about me:
1. While attending my Pac-10 alma mater I went to exactly 1.5 football (American football) games.
2. Super Bowl party 2003 is the ‘official’ start of the relationship between Green and I. I didn’t watch the game, I was doing jello shots outside on the porch looking out over a great view of Tucson. We have held multiple Super Bowl parties since. I never watch the game.
3. I opposed the use of military force in Afghanistan and Iraq.
4. I do not believe that opposition to the war constitutes opposition to individuals who are part of the armed forces, nor is it somehow less patriotic than jingoistic rallying behind every military action.
With that said, or perhaps because of that, I’m going to go watch The Tillman Story as soon as it makes it to Tucson. It opened yesterday in LA and NY. It best bloody make it to Tucson.
This movie isn’t going to change my mind about American football, nor I expect about the ongoing war, but the initial description and reviews are giving my prejudices about football players a healthy kick up the ass. I’m ashamed to say that my prejudices about football players meant I just turned off as soon as talk about Pat Tillman was on the radio or in the papers. I remember when he joined up. I remember the news when he was reported killed and as with all deaths felt sorrow for his family. I remember when it was revealed that it was ‘friendly fire’. I hadn’t paid attention beyond that and I’m deeply ashamed of that.
Any Tucson folks up to coming to see it with me when it makes it here?