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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Superbowl Sunday *yawn*

Yeh, yeh, I know: it's the biggest day of the year for some folks. It's a great party day for others. And very likely most folks with a TV here in the U.S. will at least catch parts of the Superbowl. But I'm not likely to. It's not that I think it's a waste of time (for me it would be) or that I don't have some appreciation for the game of football (I do). It's just that I'm not very interested in watching someone else play sports. No, I've never been hyper-athletic. Football? "Touch" football that was more akin to rough housing in the grass was a lot of fun when I was younger, and about the extent of my personal play. I like to play tennis, swim, other things. But watching someone play a game... well, it was interesting watching Ken Rosewall play tennis when I was picking the game up, but that's been about it for my interest in watching others play games, except for a few high school and college football games that held my interest briefly 30-40 years ago (and my kids' soccer games—but then, I was an assitant coach for my son's team. Soccer: another fun game to play that's MUCH less fun to watch.). Different strokes. If I'm not playing—a game, an instrument, whatever—or actively learning how to play, I'm much less interested in watching someone else have all the fun. (Not that alla the pro athletes view playing as fun, although I'm sure some do). Same deal with the olympics. Watching other folks do stuff has never been a biggie with me. Heck, I'd rather read a book and imagine other folks doing stuff... *heh* Others feel differently. I have a sister who is strongly emotionally invested in how "her" football team performs (why it is "hers" I haven't figured out: she has no familial or financial ties to the team and doesn't even live in the state it harks from). That's fine. No skin offa my back. Variety in food and in people is the spice of life. So, for alla y'all who're planning on having a rip-roaring time this evening watching a buncha guys getting all the action somewhere else, more power to ya. Have fun. I'll be doing something else. Inciting to riot over at Conservative Cat and Basil's Blog. Root, root, rooting for the home team at The Crazy Rants of Samanthat Burns.