I agree Matt.
It is such an artificial event. People are shallow and don't want to waste time finding something that is of interest to them because they don't want to seem like an outcast. It's rather sad.
When I go in to a bar or even the break room and I am looking for a newspaper, it's always a woman that stereotypes me and says, "Are you looking for the sports section?"
They are almost shocked when I say, "No I want the FrontPage, local news or business sections."
Our company has a section at the new PacBell Park. That's where the San Francisco Giants play. I've been invited to just about every game the company has a 'social' at the game. I've never gone to a single game.
It's interesting how suddenly everyone in the office suddenly becomes Giants fans when there are free tickets from the company. People show up to work in Orange & Black to show their support.
Getting excited over athletes is like getting excited over Bill Gates or Gordon Bethune. It's just a business!
Sports are another way for people to spend money, buy a big screen TV and feed the predatory capitalist machine.....
(Never mind, I will not use this thread to push my leftist agenda)
About those Dallas Cowboys.
I have never seen a more ruthless barbaric group of fans ever. Did you know a man accidentally killed his 3-year-old son by picking him up and throwing him against the wall during a Cowboys game? He said he was crying too much during the game.
I remember flying Continental and having a layover in Houston. I flirting with this lady at the bar and we were having a good conversation. She said that her and her boyfriend at the time who was from New York
was in Dallas on a business trip. He went to a sports bar to watch the game and have a few drinks. Well he wore a NY Giants cap and was routing for the giants. She told me they beat him up so bad that he needed 12 stitches.
I knew a guy who had his car set on fire because he had a 49ers bumper sticker on his Chevy while visiting Dallas.
I can also remember school kids getting beat up and even killed over shoes and jackets of pro sports teams.
My goodness, it's just a f**king game!