Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Becoming A Fan By Proxy & Other Dalliances With My Sanity


The part of my brain that three and one half years ago watched football as a second favorite sport to pass the time during the baseball off-season chalks this last weekend up to a wash.  Yes, the Patriots lost and no I don’t want to talk about it, but life resumes its normal course the next day and the rest of the weekend was pretty nice, you know!

However, there is a part of my brain that has transformed in the three and one half years I have known James and that part is miserable for reasons it almost doesn’t quite understand.  Thus is the life of being a fan by proxy.  On our chalkboard there is a countdown to the NFL draft and the weak hoorahs of ‘There’s always next year!’ that my two superfan roommates try and disguise their pain with.  But I would like to announce proudly that my fandom has reached the truest, purest form.  For I spent the better part of the day after the Super Bowl ridding my stomach (and soul!) of all the (gastointestinal) memories of the day before.

Or I got a stomach bug/food poisoning/lady timed thing that I’d been flirting with for what I have to think is about a week now.

Wash yo’ hands people.  The vomit bug is going around.

So perhaps regularly scheduled programming will commence at a later date or perhaps earlier.  We will have to play it by ear.


And let us remember that pitchers and catchers report in two weeks.  I think if I’m going to be soul-crushingly disappointed, I want it to be by my Red Sox… as I am used to it from them.

And we shall say, Amen.


  1. that sounds terrible. I'm glad i've never been that invested in sports, and while I would say that I actually watched the whole game, I had several shots of vodka... so the game that I don't normally understand made even less of an impression on me. Of course in the end when everyone kept throwing around the term "hail mary" I couldn't help but start rooting for the patriots, because everyone likes to see the losing team suddenly make a comeback in the final seconds.


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