Football is my #2 favorite sport, following baseball, of course. I have to admit that I don’t get football like I get baseball. I know how the game is played, I just don’t understand all the rules. I swear J yells “Pass Interference” after every single yellow flag. (By the way, I think need one of those flags. I’m going to throw it at the feet of whoever stands outside my office & stares at me until I get off the phone.) I still enjoy the game, I just spend a lot of time pretending I know what’s going on and repeating what other people said, like: “Wow, did you see that? That was clearly holding.” to which I reply, “Oh yeah, big time holding!”
Of course, I’m a Patriots fan. I’m a big believer in rooting for the team from where you’re from. So, like my love/love relationship with the Sox, I was born a Pats fan. Before Gillette Stadium became the mecca it is today, the Pats pre-season was down the street from my house, at Bryant University. My grandfather took my brother & I there to get autographs of all the players, which I promptly stuck in my coffee can time capsule and buried in the backyard somewhere.
Like I said, I’m all about team loyalty, even if your team doesn’t just happen to have an undefeated season, a ticket to the AFC Championship Game next week, a record breaking offense, and a damn fine looking quarterback. Speaking of, based on hotness and hotness only, TB QB is not #1 on my hot QB list. Instead, it goes like this:
1. Drew Brees
2. TB QB (the butt chin lost him a few points)
3. Philip Rivers
4. Tony Romo
5. Peyton Manning
I’m in my glory over the fact that #2 & #3 will be on the same field, just miles from my home, next weekend. Maybe they’ll get in a cat fight and start ripping off each others clothes. Do men do things like that?
Wait, I was talking about football. Loyalty is great, even if your team went 1-15 and you happen to live in New England and are too jealous to even give a little cheer for the Patriots (coughJodicough). I can respect that. If the Sox played a piss poor season and I lived in NY, I wouldn’t root for the Yankees. Ever.
I’m very excited that the Chargers are playing the Patriots next week, although I would love to be back in that bar in San Diego when the Pats go 18-0. And I’m excited for the halftime show in the Superbowl. Maybe we’ll see Tom Petty’s nipple.
To prove I’m a happy, well adjusted fan, I’ll be kind and not automatically delete any “Spygate” or cheater comments that will inevitably appear.