Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The NFL Has Lost Me

So, it's the beginning of the NFL season, and you know what? I watched about 5 minutes of the Falcons game on Sunday. That's it. I have zero interest anymore.

Flash back 25 years. I was crazy for the NFL. The Redskins (horrible name and all) in particular. So what happened? The most obvious culprit is my increasing appreciation of a football game where they actually use their feet (soccer of course). I was definitely more interested in the results of the Euro qualifiers this week than any NFL game, and I'll definitely be at the Brewhouse on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. for the North London Derby.

But there's something more to it than that. Living in Atlanta, this summer was Vick 24/7. Honestly, I had been pulling for Vick since he was a college player at Virginia Tech, and now I just feel incredibly let down. Add to that the off-field shenanigans of so many of players, and I'm just officially done with the lot of them. There's Pac-Man Jones, Mark Chmura, Ray Lewis, and Rae Carruth. I just can't in good pull for a league that has such unsavory elements any more.

So, to hell with American football. Viva football. And go Gunners just for good measure.

UPDATE: On publishing this, I see that Google is running ads for Arsenal jerseys. I encourage all six readers of my blog to buy one and follow me to the dark side.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hey Look! It's 9/12!

Not to take away from that horrible day, I just thought it would be nice to fast-forward a day (and years) into the future. Now, lets set about fixing the problems we can control!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

I'm Back

After the most intense six weeks of consulting of my entire career (almost as bad as the launch of the Huge Corporate Entity site), my workload seems to have returned to normal. So, posting should return to normal. And there's a lot to talk about. On the football front, Arsenal have had a great start to the season, and Wenger has signed a new deal (their biggest signing of the summer). In baseball, the Red Sox are still holding off the evil empire. I've also been listening to a lot of music lately as well. So, start checking back again, I'm sure I'll have something to say.

NP: "Football Weekly" - Guardian Unlimited