Sunday, January 19, 2014
I'm a long-time Niners fan, so naturally I am rooting for San Francisco. I'll be happy if the Niners win, but I won't be crushed if the Seahawks do (I'll be mildly down for the rest of the day, but that's all). The reason is simple: sports are for fun, they are not the end-all and be-all of existence.
I am supposed to attend a compulsory meeting of the tax preparers for my employer today, and that meeting would prevent me from seeing the game. Sports may not be the be-all and end-all of existence, but I'll be damned if I am going to miss the game. So I informed my wife that I won't be attending the meeting, and if anyone asks, it's because I have a temperature. Yep, a temperature of 49 degrees F. Or, Forty-Niner-itis. What if they fire me??? Let 'em.
Seattle has the home-field advantage, and their fans are purposely noisy in order to disrupt the plays of their opponents, when those opponents are on offense. Seattle has refused to sell tickets to the game to Californians, probably to prevent any rooting section for the Forty-Niners. That's a bit chickensh*t, but it does show how seriously many people take football.
Oh, there's another game today as well, between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. That game will decide the other team that goes to the Super Bowl.
Probable winners today? Seattle and Denver (because both have home field advantage). However, as I told my friend Curmudgeon of Political Clown Parade, quoting the late Al Davis: "football is a game of funny bounces." Nothing is certain when two great teams collide.