Friday, February 1, 2008
Boycott the Superbowl!
If you read my last post you know I'm on this L.A. kick. right? As much as I convince myself that Los Angeles is great - I'm bummed that we don't have a professional National Football League team. No more Los Angeles Rams - and no more Los Angeles Raiders. What gives? Los Angeles county has a population of just about 10 million people yet we can't lay claim to one single NFL team. What a travesty. LA Dodgers? We got em. Clippers and Lakers? Two for the money. Big time college teams like the Bruins and Trojans. Yep! Lots to watch on that end. But can you wake up on any Sunday morning and pretend you're rooting for the home team in pro football? Absolutely Not!
So while most of the nation and a lot of the world is kicking back tomorrow and watching the New England Patriots go head to head with the New York Giants. While the nachos are being served and the beer is being consumed. While the living room debate goes on and arguments are being made for the Patriots to win and complete a perfect season or for the Giants to emerge as the spoilers; I want you all to know that I'll be secretly and quietly boycotting the game.
I'll be doing this in the comfort of my own home with a bottle or glass of something cold and tasty in my hands. I'll have a few delicious snacks to make sure my blood sugar doesn't get too low in the process. And I'll be sure to enjoy some comfort food sometime during the course of these events. And just to make sure I'm informed, I'll try to watch every single commercial so that I can join in the discussions on Monday as to which commercial was the best and most original. And finally, just to make sure that this moment is documented correctly. I'll invite a hand full of witnesses over to suffer through this event with me.
I know this is difficult to believe, but while I'm sitting there trying not to enjoy this - one of the last bastions of true modern American commercialism -I will secretly and sub-consciously be in boycott mode. No one will know but me and anyone who reads this post!
Go Giants! Beat the Pats!
Have a Super Sunday!