Tuesday, February 08, 2011
TGFO: Thank God Football's Over.
Finally, it's done. Finally, I can go to my Facebook News Feed without keeping one eye closed in fear; scanning for mentions of Packers, Steelers, or most of all: Bears. Finally, the talk is done. No more macho Packers v. Bears ranting and arguing, no more Packers v. Steelers talk.
By now, most of the glory the Packers fans here in Chicagoland have (though they are few and far between) is gone. They've let it go. They've stopped saying "we won." Wait, you won? I didn't see you out on the field (not that I was watching.) I didn't know that you were an honorary member of the team.
Hell, I can do that too. I'll start calling myself a Packers fan today; I'll go buy a pink, feminine version of a Packers jersey and start shoving it Bears fans' (there are so many here) faces. See, it's that easy to take pride in something like sports. I don't even have to know anything about the team or the sport or the game. I can just show that I enjoy it. Then I'll change my mind. Next season I'll devote myself to the winning team again and say "we won! WE are the best."
Sports are so silly to me. I don't understand the hype. I understand that it's enjoyable (for some reason) and it's something to do. But don't take it so damn personal. Maybe my place of residence is the reason I loathe sports, especially football.
Bears fans are terrible. Some days it gets so bad that I want to abandon the state. Can't we learn to grow up, be a little more professional in our enjoyment of the game, and get over ourselves? Honestly. It's just a glorified game. I am sick of hearing about them on Facebook (seriously, updating your status on the condition of the game, every five minutes?) seeing people come into my work wearing jerseys, (you're not on the team!) and the silly smack talk between Packers fans and Bears fans. It's immature, revolting, and annoying. Bears fans seem to be overly confident, and downright rude. I don't get it. I'll admit to knowing nothing about sports, but I didn't think they were that good of a team to be so stuck-up about it...
TGFO. Thank God Football's Over.