Well it’s almost time to watch my annual football game again! I don’t care about sports at all, but I do always feel compelled to watch such a gigantic cultural event. It is fun to understand all the tweets that night and nod in acknowledgment when people bring up their favorite commercials the next day. I only have a basic working knowledge of the game, but it’s enough to follow one game a year at least.
I used to make it a point to just not watch the game and do the thing where I tried to see how long I could go into the next day without hearing the results, but the answer always ended up being until I came into contact with another human, so it got old.
In recent years I’ve found it more fun just pick a side according to some arbitrary reasoning and just go with it. For instance I rooted for the Patriots the one time because I thought it would be cool for a team to have a perfect season, last year I went for the saints because I used to live kinda close to there and it was a nice inspiring story and all that. Basically any reason to create a storyline in my head that makes me care a little.
The problem this year is that I have no attachment to either team, and I absolutely have no preference between the cities of Green Bay and Pittsburgh. Hey I like them both! I need some little outside morsel to cling to. A hero or a villain or something. Is one of the coaches like super charitable or something? Is one of the players a huge jerk? Otherwise I’ll just have to pick whoever has the cooler looking uniforms.
So I ask someone to pitch their team to me. I hope someone can give me something to work with here, and in return they will have one more fan sending out good karma to their side. Also my gratitude.