I wrote this back in August, but am posting it now in honor of the Super Bowl.
It’s football season again. A time when I’m filled with good intentions, like when you make a New Year’s resolution or start a diet on a Monday after a weekend spent gorging BBQ and fried food. I go into every fall thinking that this is going to be the year that I follow the entire season. That I’ll get into football. That I’ll know enough to be able to have a conversation with an actual football fan.
But like I said, I’m filled with good intentions but very little follow through.
I really like football. But when push comes to shove, I just don’t have a lot of time to devote to it. To really follow football takes a great deal of time. A single game lasts around four hours. That’s time that I just don’t have. I’m juggling multiple children and a wife I barely see. I usually have a few hours worth of work on the weekends. There’s usually a movie that I need (okay, want) to see, TV to watch and an ever-growing list of places to surf on the intertubes.
Though none of this actually stops me from wanting to follow football. So while I promise myself that this year I’m really going to pay attention, I never do. As a result, I’m inevitably left out of a lot of conversations with other guys from September till January.