Monday, October 17, 2011

America's Favorite Pastime?

I love baseball season.

The spring air transitioning into summer and then fall

Hot Dogs, Garlic Fries, Beer and Cracker Jacks

"Beat LA!" chants

Hot players in uniforms that actually show off their bodies instead of hiding it

But really, beyond the Giant's, Red Sox and occasional feel-good story, I honestly don't give a shit.  I haven't watched a single full game of this year's playoffs and won't be too disappointed if I miss the World Series altogether. Outside of the Brewers, it's been a whole lot of "So what?"  Yankees are out so I don't even have a team to hate.  No one to like and no one to hate equals a whole lot of meh.

Football, however, is a completely different experience for me.  I will watch every playoff game and I can sit around on a Sunday and watch every game, regardless of who's playing.  Granted this season's been a lot more enjoyable with the Niners complete turnaround.  Really, who saw that coming? And Harbaugh? Best post-game interviews! Ever. Period. Exclamation point.

I can't figure out the difference in baseball and football. Number of games? Pace of the game? Drama on/off the field? I really do love both sports, just not equally when my teams aren't playing.

P.S. Detroit's been a bit down on their luck lately, but this reaction? Just wow.  RELAX, guy! Also, another reason I love Harbaugh. The chest bump attempt is classic!

1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way, and I think its a combination of a lot of things. For me personally, I would say the main deterrents are (other than it not involving my Padres): # of games and WHEN they are played. Do I really NEED to see game 2 of 7 when its being played at 7PM on a weeknight and I have 342750349 things to do before I have to be in bed by 10 so I can get up the next day at 5?...No. Football is one and done in the playoffs, and except for MNF (and a few TNFs)its only on the weekends so, yeah, sign me up!
    Although I have been watching more of the playoffs this year than I thought I would. My hubs is an A's fan, but also has a thing for the Cards since it was his grandpa's team....

    And again, this is Jaime. I do not know why its not letting me log in using my google acct....grrrr.