According to Rendell, the decision is really about the "toughness," or lack thereof, of the United States. Calling America "a nation of wusses," he then goes on to describe an imaginary football game in which hordes of Chinese spectators are marching down to a frozen stadium, calculators in hand:
"We've become a nation of wusses. The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything," he added. "If this was in China do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium, they would have walked and they would have been doing calculus on the way down."You have to hand it to Governor Rendell -- somehow, he takes a conversation about pro football and turns it into a tirade about how "the Chinese are kicking our butt in everything." Even when he's bashing America, he also manages to throw in a backhanded bash on China like a good politician, with a math stereotype slipped in there for good measure.
You see, America? If we don't toughen up, the dreaded Chinese are going to kick our asses at everything -- even football. Then they'll take over the NFL, change it up, Chinese-ify it, and everyone will have to do a math equation instead of an opening coin toss at the Super Bowl.