Shhh. Don’t tell anybody, but I don’t like sports. It isn’t that I hate sports, I’m just not interested. However, today, I’m watching my obligatory semi-annual football game. (Semi-annual: at least one college game, plus the Superbowl.)
I do have to at least pretend, to an extent, because I live in Tallahassee. I think that if you live here and admit you aren’t interested in football, they make you move somewhere else. So today I’m watching the Florida/Florida State game. It’s pouring down rain, and that can’t be good, especially for the team that’s worse–namely, Florida State. Florida State may be counting on the weather being a problem for Florida. On the other hand, if the weather was better, Florida State could be losing faster.
Still, the thing I do like about sports is the human dimension. (Shhh, don’t tell anybody.) You have a guy like Tim Tebow playing, Heisman Trophy winner and seemingly all-around nice guy. Watching him makes me think of back in the day when I used to love watching Joe Montana. Not quite the same…watching Montana was like watching ballet. Tebow is more of a power player. On the FSU side, you have Myron Rolle. A handsome but big scary-looking guy who last week was named a Rhodes scholar. All you people with negative attitudes about athletes…go eat dirt.
Now so far it seems to me that one of the announcers is highly prejudiced toward Florida. That’s fine, but don’t be so obvious. I don’t know if it was him who said it or not, but so far, the best quote of the first half was referring to the Florida RB Demps: “He’s faster than a rabbit in love.”
Stay tuned for observations from the second half.