I’m not a sports guy.
I think I finally want to be, it seems fun.
I like the fact that you get to use the terms “we”, “our”, and “us” when referring to “your” team without actually being a paid member of the team.
That’s really cool.
“How did your team do this weekend?”
“We did great. You know we are really looking good this year. Our running/kicking/goalie/batter leads the league in runs/kicks/bleeding so far!”
“I know! We really wish we had him on our team!”
You don’t do that with anything else on the planet.
“Our Coke-a-Cola tastes so good! How’s your brand?”
“We are also refreshing! Go Pepsi!”
I want to be part of the comradery that happens every Sunday in American homes. I want to wear someone else’s name on my back with some random number underneath of it. Except I would probably pick the worst member of the team just to be difficult.
“Hey, De Voss…who’s that on your back? Sticklockski? Number 109? Whaaaaaaat?”
“Really?! You have never heard of Sticklockski? C’mon! Sticklockski! 420 career bench warms! 16 stubbed toes in a single season? And you call yourself a sports fan!”
I think really, really, really fat guys in NFL jerseys are hilarious:
I think women in NFL jerseys are hilarious too:
I’m just glad dressing like your favorite sumo wrestler isn’t big here: