Mike says I am not a good football fan. He says this because once one of the teams starts to dominate and shut out the other team I start rooting for the team that is losing. This is particularly true when the other team has no points and virtually no hope of winning. I just don’t see any need for their spirits to be completely deflated.
This makes Mike roll his eyes. Football is a sport he reminds me. There must be a winner. This is not the place of ties so folks can feel good about themselves.
I know this. I know that one team must lose. I just don’t see any need for a team to be completely spanked. Once the winning team has created a 21+ point lead why can’t they just be gracious and let the other team get at least one touchdown? Is that too much to ask?
Clearly, I am neither a cutthroat competitor or a rabid fan. I like a balanced competition. I like both teams to be able to walk out of the stadium with their heads held high – win or lose.
I am feeling for the Broncos this evening, despite the fact that I am happy for the Seahawks’ inevitable first Super Bowl win. I just wish the Broncos could find their mojo and score a couple more touchdowns. I think they would feel better if they did. I know I would feel better for them.
Mike’s right. I am not a good football fan. I feel sorry for the Broncos even though I am not even a fan. Maybe next year Broncos…maybe next year.
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