The NFL season starts this weekend, and I'm not sure I could care less. Or is it couldn't care less? I can never get that one right.
I used to dig the NFL. Did weekly office pools at work. Participated in Fantasy Football leagues. Spent every Sunday afternoon at the local sports pub watching all the games. And I mean ALL the games. I even had Jets season tickets for about 5 years with a bunch of other guys. Those Sundays were madness. A chunk of Saturday was spent shopping and prepping for the game on Sunday. Then it was meeting up by 7AM, getting to NJ, cooking breakfast, cooking lunch, the game, cooking dinner and sometimes getting home by 11PM or so. The entire weekend was shot.
I'm getting too old for that shit. Well, I got too old for it a long time ago. Gave up those season tickets probably 11 years ago. But you know what I mean.
Now? I just don't care about the NFL. It wasn't even really the latest labor dispute. Professional sports are always gonna have those every few years. And it's not even really about Michael Vick. That dog murderer is now a superstar again for my favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Not that I watch any of their games anymore. Not with that asshole leading the way.
Nah...I started losing interest in the NFL a few years before that happened. And I can't really pinpoint the reason. I just stopped enjoying it, I guess. I still enjoy College Football. More than enjoy, I LOVE College Football. But the NFL game just doesn't do it for me anymore. Same thing happened with the NBA a long time ago. I used to love it, then I just stopped. Weird.
Man...I hope that never happens with MLB for me. I can't imagine that it would.