Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment

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.

10 comments:

Jeff said...

I can sum it up much more briefly and less weaselly than Rick Reilly: Irish Catholic Raghib Ismael.

Life with Kaishon said...

This is such a man post Los : ). The other night Gary was watching basketball and I was like, Oh my gosh, how long is this season going to be on for, and he said til March. I wanted to cry right then... It just never ends. The sports.... Crazy, I tell ya : )

kisatrtle said...

That made me laugh out loud! Great job

Mama Kat said...

I hate them too...the DEVILS!

Ink and Stone said...

Is it really that bad, Los, for a person to like a team of another city?

Let's extend that mentality for a sec: I love Chinese and Japanese style painting - but I've never been to either country. Does that make me a fair-weather art lover? ;-P Should I only love American-based art since I was born here?

What about a person who likes a team from another city and follows them through both the highs and lows of the teams career?

Just playing the devil's advocate since you know my view on pro-sports anyway. :)

Jeanette said...

Well I guess I won't be getting on your hate list because I'm not much of a sports fan at all (except for the Phx Suns and I live in Az so I'm allowed) unless of course you hate non sports fans too, then I'm in trouble. Great post.

sirgeb said...

Aren't you allowed to root for one AFC team (if your 'home' team is in the NFC)? Are there any ground rules for this sort of thing? And does it apply to other sports like MLB?

The reason I ask is because I know this guy that roots for the Chargers.

Los said...

Sure, you can root for an AFC team, but when it comes down to the two of them playing each other, you HAVE to root for your home team.

Heff said...

You're NOT PAYING MUCH ATTENTION, LOL !

http://heffsbarandgrill.blogspot.com/2009/08/whats-on-tap-heff.html

Sandi said...

You are THE BEST! I couldn't agree more, especially about the idiot Notre Dame fans. Here's to them sucking in 2009!