I Truly Don't Care That Colorblind People Couldn't Tell The Difference Between The Bills And The Jets Last Night
YardBarker- “As many as 8 percent of men and 0.5 percent of women with Northern European ancestry have the common form of red-green color blindness.
“Men are much more likely to be colorblind than women because the genes responsible for the most common, inherited color blindness are on the X chromosome. Males only have one X chromosome, while females have two X chromosomes. In females, a functional gene on only one of the X chromosomes is enough to compensate for the loss on the other. This kind of inheritance pattern is called X-linked, and primarily affects males. Inherited color blindness can be present at birth, begin in childhood, or not appear until the adult years.”
This may come off as insensitive (this is going to come off as insensitive), but too fucking bad. Know what I care about more than the viewing experience of colorblind people? Super awesome football jerseys. They are exponentially more important to me than the vast minority of people that couldn't tell the difference between two bad teams. Shit, the only good thing about the game last night was the jerseys, so if you couldn't see them then there was no reason to watch anyway. I promise all you colorblind people out there, you didn't miss anything that you haven't already been missing for years. Even if you are a Jets or Bills fan that game was probably better off unseen.
I am not trying to be mean. I know color blindness if a handicap, but isn't that kind of the point? I'm sorry you were born with a condition, but if my friend breaks his leg I am not going to be walking around on crutches too. When you have a handicap there is going to be some shit that is going to be more inconvenient to you than others. If your biggest inconvenience is the inability to watch a Jets/Bills Thursday night game in the middle of November then you are doing pretty well for yourselves. I would go out on a limb and call it one of the benefits of your condition. Can't get mad at the NFL for putting a red team against a green team. What's next? We have to change the Christmas colors to purple and orange? That doesn't seem very fair to us non-colorblind folks, now does it? Quit your bitching, because when I first turned the game on I was confused too. I thought I was watching the old school Patriots versus the old school Eagles, so maybe it's not all sunshine and rainbows for the other 92% of us either.