It's Sunday, which means I'll have the TV on all day so I can drop in on an NFL game here and an NFL game there. (Right now the Eagles are playing the Redskins, for instance.) I'm looking forward to tonight's game between the undefeated Chiefs (go Andy Reid!) and the Broncos (oh, Peyton, I love you so--why did you have to go and break my heart by signing with a Denver team?).
Anyway. There's this attitude about football these days that lots of people have. Like, if you say to them that you follow football, you might as well say you also follow gladiator matches and you absolutely CANNOT wait until the next truckload of Christians gets dumped into the nearest coliseum. Honestly, I'll be surprised if football is here in another 100 years.
I understand where this is coming from. For sure. As I've said before when we went back to South Bend for my father's induction ceremony and watched various honorees hobble up to the podium, it was like viewing an instructional video in Health Class about why you SHOULDN'T play football in your youth.
Still. I enjoy. And will enjoy. And if I'd been a guy you can bet I would have been out there playing the game myself.