Flock that.

On the nature channel there’s a flock of Snow Geese. I switch to the NBA playoffs. The geese can wait.

But when I get to the game, something’s a little too similar.

Fans filling the seats remind me of the geese milling on the tundra. Not cool.

Today’s conformist crowds dress alike. In a recent Oklahoma Thunder game, everyone wore white shirts.

Earlier in the season, another team’s fans all wore yellow. Or all blue. In Miami, the shirts are all white.

Reminds you of the Star Wars movie, “Attack of the Clones.” Legions of sameness. How can American basketball fans sit there looking like clones?

This all came up because Snow Geese like to collect by the thousands and get filmed.

We don’t know what bird-brained ideology they follow. But it’s not followed by wise owls or other self-respecting birds, including the Scarlet Tanager that made my day last week.

If you’re going to a playoff, lose the conformity. It might be okay in flocking birds. But not in a flockin’ sports fan.

4 Responses to “Flock that.”

  1. Marc D. says:

    As the old saying goes, “Birds of a feather…”

  2. Bill says:

    When we attend our warriors’ battles, we support them by wearing the tribal robes. In group. Us v. them. Hard-wired, to a great degree. We don’t want to be mistaken for an “other.”

  3. Linda M. says:

    You have a flock in your ‘blog’ photo at the top of your blog…Starlings I think…spelling out a word for you. So flocks aren’t all bad…..if they’re birds. Thanks.

  4. Richard A. says:

    Terrific!!! I thought the same flocking thing!!! But maybe the show of support from all the “clones” helps??? Keep it up TF.