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On the Trappings of Celebrity and Why Football and I Agreed to See Other People

September 22nd, 2011 No comments

I like football.  I don’t follow football, because, to be honest, it’s entirely too much goddamned work to keep up with any manner of professional sport.  It’s essentially impossible for me to keep up with the cavalcade of names, their affiliations and various relevant statistics and trivia required of a true sports fan.  For one, I’m not good with names to begin with.  In any given social situation, I’m fortunate to remember the names of more than one out of every five new people that I meet (I have managed over the years to distill the circumstances necessary for my actually remembering someone’s name down to a handful of basic criteria, but that’s a discourse unto itself), much less an entire goddamned team roster.  But more importantly (returning to my original assessment), I like football.  I don’t love football or espouse any particular passion for it, and thus, like so many other things in life, it all comes down to the simple fact that I don’t give enough of a shit about it to invest the time and energy required to be a real “fan”. Rant On!