Okay. I gave football a real try. I learned the rules. I learned player names and even coach names. I watched the network pre-game shows and even picked games last year through the Fox Sports website. I root for the Bears, but since I live in Boise, I hardly get to watch them.
When I was young, it seemed my whole extended family obsessed over football. I didn’t understand the game, and I hated it, because no one talked to me when the game was on, and no one wanted to explain to me what was so fascinating to them about it.
I especially hated the fact that the game clock could have two minutes on it, but the game itself could drag on for a good twenty to thirty minutes while I patiently waited to get my dad’s attention (or not so patiently).
I hated football with a passionate ignorance. I reveled in my lack of knowledge.
But now I can follow the game. I understand what’s going on, and, from an educated point of view, I can now state, without passion, that I’m over it.
Sorry, football, but you bore me.
The only thing you’ve got going for you is that you’re on right now, and I’ve still got a few weeks until hockey begins.