Saturday, October 29, 2005

Sports Overkill

With the White Sox World Series win and the Northwestern versus Michigan homecoming game tonight, sports is in the air. In fact, not only is it in the air, but it is asphyxiating all. I mean I thought I liked cheering for sports as much as the next guy, but I think I was wrong, because the next guy likes to talk about sports all day, talk about our team's rank and how much the other team "sucks" and talk about sports some more. Yesterday during Patrick Fitzgerald's press conference about the Libby indictment, all of the major stations had the stupid White Sox parade on. I have to say, I am beginning to like having losing teams rather than winners because at least people talk about other things when their team isn't doing so well (And isn't it weird how we have teams based on where we live or what school we go to? I mean, if everyone on the NU football team was a jerk, and everyone on U. of Michigan was a nice guy, I think I'd have to go for Michigan, personally). We live in a country that's obsessed with sports, and it's gotten a little out of hand. It's fun to go to a game, (unless it's football, which is a damn dull sport) cheer for a team, enjoy the ambiance, and have a nice night, but geez, there is much more to life than your local sports team. Are our lives so boring that we can't talk about anything but that?

4 comments:

william t nelson said...

worst post ever

Elaine said...

worst comment ever?

Gonzalo Del Rio Villasenor said...

Come on Elaine. Sports is an obsession carried on by more countries, not just the USA. There is nothing like physical competition to get the juices flowing. Unless you prefer intellectual competitions...which I think you may :-)

Cassius said...

"there is much more to life than your local sports team. Are our lives so boring that we can't talk about anything but that?"

I totally agree with you and I even help run a sports related web site.

I have a few friends whose conversation is null and void if it doesn't involve sports...lame!