Monday, October 20, 2008

Roon Arledge, Are You Responsible For This?

So, I waded my way through my Monday, and I find myself, having just returned home from my BS tenure class, in a conundrum. To wit, I didn't watch much football this weekend, due to grading and other commitments (all enjoyable). I would really like to sit down and enjoy Monday Night Football. However, some dumbass at the league office has scheduled Denver vs. New England (I don't know if it's in Denver or Foxboro).

This game for me has no appeal whatsoever. I loathe both of these teams. Usually, on a Monday night, when I don't know who to root for, I at least know who to root against. Tonight, I don't even know who to root against.

I suppose, in the grand scheme of problems to have, this is no problem at all. So, I will watch the game, being completely neutral. It'll be a negative kind of neutral, in which I root equally against both of the teams. I will not cheer their successes, but I will equally enjoy their mishaps. That's not very nice, is it?

You know what else isn't nice? Having no choice but to root for the freaking Phillies in the World Series.

I believe my next post will have nothing to do with sports. But, I could be wrong.


Anonymous said...

Go Phillies! Mmmm, cheesesteak.

OK, must go pack now.


W. said...

You must be out of your damn mind. That's all I have to say about that.

-W. (a fan of the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies who has no problem at all rooting for the Baltimore Orioles when they are on TV or if they ever make it to the post-season -- a scenario that we can all agree is very unlikely to actualize in the near future.)

P.E. Can I use "actualize" that way or should I have said "the prospect of the Orioles making it to the post-season is a scenario that is unlikely to be actualized"?

(The above question is a rhetorical one, asked only as a way to restate the implication that it is highly unlikely that I will ever find the need to cheer for the Orioles in a post-season game.)

W. said...

Warning, there is a misplaced modifier in my second paragraph. The "who" should refer to me, the fan, not to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies would likely not be rooting for the Orioles in the unlikely event that Baltimore ever makes it into the playoffs.

And yes, I will be rubbing this in your face for quite some time.