Monday, February 1, 2010
Rant #184: Hype, Hype and More Hype
I will preface this by saying that I am not a football fan.
If that statement turns you off, please don't read on, because you won't like what you will read about the sport in this rant.
Anyway, now that the Pro Bowl is over, we have a week of hype, hype, and nothing but hype, leading up to the Super Bowl.
Players from the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints will be asked among other questions:
"How do you feel?"
"Do you think you can beat (either the Colts or the Saints)?"
"How do you prepare for the big game?"
And the list goes on, and on, and on, and on ...
I really hate football because of what it has become. It is about 90 percent hype, 10 percent game, and when you are talking about the Super Bowl, it is really 95 percent hype, 5 percent game.
That is because, if you are really honest about it, there isn't really that much to talk about.
You have the NFL's two best teams, or at least the teams that came out of the interminable playoffs as winners.
They will go head to head in a one game winner take all contest.
What more needs to be said?
Well, football is our national obsession, so I guess there is plenty more to say, or so we are led to believe. And I still say that most people have an interest in this game because they have bet some money on it. They have no real interest in football, but when money is involved, their interest goes up to the sky.
Next Sunday, February 7, is sort of a quasi national holiday. Most eyes will be tuned to the Super Bowl.
However, mine won't be, not even for the half-time show with the Who, or what constitutes the Who nowadays.
I haven't watched a Super Bowl in decades, and I won't be watching this one.
What's on the Food Channel or Travel Channel during the game?
Posted by Larry at 4:04 AM