Sunday, August 16, 2009

Are you ready for some football?!

Yeah, me neither. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching football, but my life doesn't revolve around watching it. I only watch our home team games.  Da' Bears!  Really, you have to say it like that. It's a rule around here, like not putting ketchup on a hot dog. I do that all the time, but I'm a rule-breaker.

Anyway, my point is that I'm less than excited about pre-season football. What's the point? The starters play 4 downs and then they are ripped to shreds by the sportscasters and fans. How can you possibly tell how good someone is going to be after watching them catch one ball, throw four passes, or tackle someone. Or in the case of the Bears, not tackle someone. Zing! See? Do you see what happens? And, like I said, I don't even care about pre-season football.

I understand why there is pre-season football, besides the lining of the pockets of the owners and NFL, the team needs some real game time to gel. I just don't see why I should care? Shouldn't all the team practices be televised then? Not to mention the fact that it is too early in the year to have football on TV. Football is supposed to be on TV when it is cool or just plain cold out, not 90 degrees. Summer goes too fast the way it is, let's not shorten it by getting ready for a fall/winter sport.

Do people use this to scout out their fantasy football teams? That is another thing I don't get. How can you possibly know enough players around the league to make a fantasy team and pay attention to all that? I see people with their spreadsheets with all their players and stats, setting up there line-up for the week. It's crazy. I bet most of these people don't put half the effort into projects for work, but they'll stay up until 1 am to make sure their team is set up just perfect. The funny thing, when you think about it, is some of these guys probably made fun of kids playing D&D when they younger. You know what? Fantasy football is essentially the same thing. Instead of creating characters and having a dungeon master, you pick players and have someone in charge of trading, etc. Same thing! Now you are the nerds! HA!

Since I'm on a roll, let's talk about college football. No, nothing against it either, I will watch my school play. But that is it. I don't get how people get into all these schools that they never went to, or lived near. I know several people that can talk about any Division 1 school in any conference. How do they have that extra brain space? Could they use that to develop cold fusion or something? I don't even know all the conferences; Big Ten, Pac-10, Pacman, Donkey Kong; that's all I can remember. How did I do?

Okay, I'm done. I need to go man up with something. Anybody know where I can wrestle a bear?

Oh boy, I hope nobody comes here looking for actual football talk.


Florinda said...

If anyone comes here looking for football talk, send 'em over to my son's blog, Left Field Bluffs - while it lasts. He and his blogging partner combine college and fantasy football and take both MUCH too seriously. They take blogging far less seriously.

I am not a football fan at ALL. How I ended up with that kid, I'll never know.

Mike said...

Florinda: Ill make sure to do that.

You ended up with a son who likes it so much because you don't. You know they try to do things their parents hate. :)