Of all the major sports leagues, the best league in my opinion that has handled the delivery of media and timeless content is the NFL. The NFL Films branch of the NFL produces not only amazing behind the scenes documentaries of life on the gridiron, but the music score to the films is quite amazing. NFL Films was developed as an offshoot of the NFL in 1962, and has since then been heralded as producing astounding content – here are some of the great scores that have come out of NFL Films.
Main composer: David Robidoux
Old NFL Films theme music
Composer: Tom Hedden
Composer: Sam Spence – The Equalizer
Who would of thought that adding classical orchestra music to scenes of Football players running and smashing into each other would come off so well …
Also, thank god that Football is back, Baseball is hella boring #Fact
Tragedy Fatigue is a concept that suggests repeated exposure to catastrophic events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, war, and other events where there is a loss of life, can wear down the spirit and psyche of a society. This past year or so has been especially rough on the collective psyche; Earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, threat of a nuclear meltdown in Japan, violence with the ‘Arab Spring’ revolts in the Middle East, wars in Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes. Thus, watching the news constantly of these tragic events can easily affect anyone – such is why, I suggest, that stories of infidelity and cheating may not be all that bad for society’s psyche. For awhile I thought that the major news networks were covering too much ‘sensationlism’ news; stories about affairs, scandals, escorts and such, but there may be some good that comes about with these stories – giving people a mental break from the tragic occurrences that happen frequently. As a society we have become to desensitized to the tragedies of the world that bring pain and death; and as humans, I hope we feel a bit of empathy and sympathy for those experiencing such pain. And in contrast, on the pain scale, an infidelity scandal is something that we can identify with, but not be as affected as violent tragedies.
So the next time you see CNN dedicating too much time on the latest celebrity cheating on their spouse, still condemn them, but maybe realize that they are giving a much needed break from reporting real problems in the world to reduce your fatigue.
If you haven’t been to the West Indies, you should visit one of the many islands; it is truly a beautiful geographic area filled with lush agriculture, warm weather, and rich culture. No, I don’t work for any Tourism board, but was inspired to do a post of various Tourism posters from West Indies nations. Mostly, I was inspired by the iconic Jamaica tourism poster from the 70’s (in the main image for this post); though, logically, that woman must be in her 60’s now, one can’t help but wonder how she would look now …
West Indies poster by German Company, looks like circa early 1900’s