I've watched about ten football games so far this year, and I was struck by the similarities between today and the days of the Romans. I know nothing about the Romans other than what I've seen in the movies where the mighty gladiator overcomes all and is either rewarded or killed by the whim of the head guy in charge. The BEST people got all of of the good seats, and the rubbish folks got to sit way back there. Looking at the football games, I was struck by the similarities, the young good looking womens, and their rich sugar daddies are all either sitting in nice airconditioned/heated rooms looking out through a HGTV wall of glass at the game, or the braver rich souls are right down there on the line hobnobbing with the Hollywoodizes and world shakers. The really good football players win, and get big buckets of money, the not as good football players get smaller buckets of money. But up there somewhere, in each of those colosseums is a big daddy, just like the big daddy of old who holds their future in his hands. If he gives the thumbs down, away goes the bucket of money, and the players is resigned to making insurance commercials. Does anything ever really change? What about this freewill, predestination, atoms in a mist stuff?