It's time once again for Mama Kat's weekly homework assignment! This week, I chose the prompt: Share your friendly advice for someone you think needs it.
For those of you people who are fans of sports teams you have no connection with ... i.e. you never lived in or around the city of the team, you never went to that team's college, OR you didn't have close family who attended there ... you are NOT A REAL SPORTS FAN!
I'm talking to you, you Notre Dame fans who live nowhere near South Bend ... who just seem to like the team because ... well, because you're either Catholic or Irish. I'm sorry, you aren't a true fan. I have enjoyed the past few years in which the Irish have looked about as bad as the Pittsburgh Pirates. It's been great not having to listen to you gloat about a team you have no real connection with.
I'm talking to you Yankees fans who probably haven't even stepped foot in New York. Seriously, did you buy your Lakers Kobe jersey this past summer? How 'bout those Penguins? Gotta love the Gators, right? You're a fair-weather fan, and I have no respect for you.
I'm talking to you Cowboys fans! Oh, I'm sorry. The home-team wasn't doing so well when you began following Jerry's kids? No excuse. A true fan sticks by his (and her) team through thick and thin ... that's part of what being a fan is all about. I hate you.
Do me a favor (seriously, humor me) - Read Rick Reilly's column on espn.com. He says it far better than I ever could.