A Medical Remedy for the Pain of Defeat [PHIL-OSOPHY]
If you're still suffering from the disappointment and sadness of the Patriots' anguishing playoff loss, I think I found a couple of perfect pain treatments. If there's a group of fans who know the agony of losing, it would be the long-suffering Bengals and Browns fanatics.
Last month, someone submitted to the State Medical Board Board of Ohio that the torment and trauma that resulted from a poor football season ought to be legitimate grounds for treating the misery with medical marijuana. Every year, the board asks for new disorders and chronic conditions to consider adding to the existing list.
It sounds reasonable to try to get Bengals, Browns and now Patriots fans on that list of infirmities, but don't inhale and then hold your breath. It might not go anywhere because the physicians on the board want to see scientific information from tests before considering using medical marijuana as part of the healing regimen.
Considering that idea will probably go up in smoke, here's a Hail Mary: sell the marijuana right next to the beer at the stadium! Who would have to give the okay for that? I'm sure it's not a board room full of MDs.
I don't have a horse in this race, but I'll keep an eye out on the Ohio decision that's expected this summer. In the meantime, I've heard that Yoga postures, known as asanas, help ease the physical discomfort that is caused by losing.
Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.