Sunday, February 04, 2007

Look at me, watching the football.

I'm a little surprised to be sitting on the couch watching the game tonight, but here I am, and it's pretty good fun--wow, what a cool run the guy named Wayne just had.

I grew up liking just college sports, IU basketbll mostly. I think rooting for big professional outfits made as much sense to me as rooting for companies like IBM or 5/3 Bank. I still feel that way; there just doesn't seem to be enough of a relationship between the players and "the people."

But that's different today. So many people have this game on their minds that it does feel like a significant shared experience. So significant, in fact, that I think schools are calling for 2 hr delays tomorrow just so that kids can stay up late to watch the game. At least that's my assumption--I can't think of any other reason for the mass delays.

So anyway, this is fun. I've learned a few things. For example, my ol' lady just told me she heard that the quarterbacks all have 2-way radios in their helmets. I never knew that.

UPDATE: The wife points out that schools are probably delayed so that little Timmy and Sally don't have to wait at the bus stop when it's 0 degrees. I'm not sure that two hours is going to make any discernible difference, but the appearance that matters.

I wonder how the hard core road cyclist I saw today is doing. It's true: I saw a guy zipping by the house in full winter gear. I wanted to run out there and pump my fists at him, but it was too cold. I've ridden road in the twenties and mountain biked in the teens, but this guy was crazy. He didn't even have a balaclava covering his face. I admire the guy because most of my favorite riders are the tough guy Spring Classics riders, these Belgians who ride in the snow in shorts and short sleeve jerseys.

7 comments:

tsea said...

I'm surprized I'm watching the game too! I've never followed any sport.

Mr. Hill said...

The state is calling you home!

LetsGoThrow said...

Go Colts! Woo-Hoo!

Mr. Hill said...

Wow, how about that. New library, and now this. It's great to be a Hoosier. Fort Wayne is the new Williamsburg.

Calypso said...

I watched the game too, actually... what's even more surprising is that my mom watched it, and cheered, even though neither of us really knows what a first down is.

We're a soccer family...

tsea said...

It's calling and I'm answering! I came here to live in many of the same predicaments I thought I had in Fort Wayne, and everything I thought was lacking in Indiana came out to show me I was wrong! Ironically for about the same as tuition for one class at IPFW, i've come to learn more than I did in any of my classes I half-way took there. I have to say life experience is more useful too.
It will be good to be Home.

Houston Smith said...

Scott. I'm not sure where to leave this comment, but I just put the Panda Bear disc in the car today and had a really ecstatic first listen. Hopefully, more to come.

Also, that was one slippery pigskin of a Super Bowl.