I turned on the TV the other night and flipped a few channels, and there she was, Miss America, Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner. I was horrified, but I couldn’t look away…….
The surprising thing to me was how totally and completely not feminine and not female he appeared. His voice hadn’t changed at all, but more obviously all his mannerisms and demeanor were of a charismatic, hard-charging, dominant alpha male. It was Bruce Jenner, Olympic decathlon gold medalist, Wheaties box guy, and perennial celebrity.
The funny thing is he seems to be more masculine now. The few times I have flipped past the Kardashian shows and seen him, he seemed pretty hen-pecked. Putting on a dress, getting implants and growing his hair long seems to have lit the fire in his loins.
OK, we know the world is crazy, but we still have some places of refuge, right? Like NFL football- that’s all man! Especially a few all-American heroes like, for example, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
But wait- who’s that in the front row? Applauding, and not briefly? It’s a quick shot, but it’s definitely Aaron Rodgers. He has a solemn look on his face, though- is he really happy to be seeing this? Or does he have some reservations? Let’s be charitable and say his solemn face is because he is awed and humbled to be witnessing such and important and historic occasion, and not because he has to be there endorsing insane and wicked debauchery. We can’t be completely sure, though, so he will need to be a regular at these things…… Perhaps give a speech himself, next time………
Yes, if you are high-profile, they will come after you, even in the NFL, even in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Aaron Rodgers is by some measure a far superior man than me. I’m old, broke, not in real good shape, and I always threw like a girl. But I have been spared the ritual humiliation of applauding Bruce Jenner and his courage. Would I do it for the money and the fame? I might, but being able to laugh at the football hero is a little reward too.