I know, right? Crazy. Me, the nongendered Doctor Who geek, and I'm not that big a sports fan. Who would have thought. Normally, though, I'm neutral towards sports. I don't care, but I don't care enough to dislike them. The superbowl is different. The superbowl is a lot like Christmas, actually -- it's one of the occasions in the American calendar where, no matter how you feel about the thing, you can't escape it. I can't remember the last time a superbowl passed where I didn't, at the time, know who was playing, and I can't remember the last time I actually watched the game.
It's worse when the Patriots are playing, too, because I live in New England, where no one will shut up about it for the next week when the Patriots play. And it doesn't help that the most popular sports event in the US is associated with my least favorite sport. I'm not sure I know why I dislike football so much more than all the other sports, but I know that I do.
On the bright side, it gives me a shallow excuse to post this Mitchell and Webb sketch:
If any sports fans are reading, I respect your entertainment preferences and hope my personal distaste doesn't come off as a claim of objective judgement.
Talk to you tomorrow.