@lordbowen@sammydog01 I was all set to reply with the IT Crowd quote to be sure it was in the thread somewhere, but I do actually have my DVR set up for the Longhorns in case I can’t see any of the games. This is a good point. I’d watch cricket or rugby if they made it more available, and curling and fencing are interesting (though fencing you almost have to have either a moderate amount of practice or a good high speed camera to make it watchable at high levels, and too many people shooting it don’t bother), but I always do look forward to college football.
@chienfou@lordbowen@yakkoTDI I think this is more accurately a complaint about a 2-loss SEC team being OK because, well SEC. Despite 60% of games are cupcakes. And almost never any favor for West coast teams since they play after 10PM Eastern some nights and the rich old people that meet to determine who gets in are all in bed that hour. I am old, and yes, that applies to me too.
Meanwhile, a brief moment of silence for the Pac-2.
Pro Wrestling and it’s all year round. AEW just had a massive show in the UK and Impact is about to celebrate their 1000th weekly episode. WWE will probably be more exciting around November for Survivor Series and NWA just had a Pay Per View where almost every title changed hands. New Japan crossovers just ended so curious to see what they do next.
@pakopako@rockblossom Nah, they stop talking about baseball in the winter and you don’t hear a lot about hockey in the summer. But football - it’s every night even if all they have to say is that spring training is a month away or some other non-news.
@narfcake And it is a lot of fun watching a game with rabid football fans while doing a running narrative: " And the In-charge Guy has the handegg, and he’s walking backwards, and now he’s doing an egglob to the sidelines, but the Catcher Guy missed the egglob! So now they are going to try it all over … and the In-charge Guy does a handegg run while playing keep-away from the other team! But he falls over! So now another In-charge Guy comes in to do an eggkick …"
At which point someone either tried to “educate” you on the basics of football, or you get tossed out of the room. Rabid fans, as a rule, lack a sense of humor.
Except that for American football, there IS NO off-season. At least no season that they ever shut up about it on the news.
Wow… You must be reading the local paper about college football. If the lead story on the front page of the sports section isn’t about Alabama football (or Auburn football if it’s a slow news day) the world would end…