Holy cow, is tomorrow Friday already?
Indeed it is.
What with the Bowl That Is Totally Super coming up, I thought it a good idea to hammer out the circumstances under which you could say “you know what, heck with that, I’m not going to be a fan of Kansas City anymore. I’m switching to the Miami Dolphins!”
Or whichever two teams you want to put in there.
In floating this topic past Fish, he explained to me that, nope, you don’t get to switch teams. Ever.
Ever seems like a heck of a long time so I asked about the Cleveland Browns moving to Baltimore and we hammered out that “ever” was an overstatement. When the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis, he acknowledged, everybody who was a Colts fan was free to switch teams, no questions asked. While it might have been okay to keep the Colts though they went to Indianapolis, you certainly were under ZERO obligation to do so.
It was at this point that I realized that the team that I picked in the days of my youth, the Los Angeles Rams, moved. I was free! Not that I really paid attention to that then, I think. To be honest, the first full non-Superbowl football game I ever watched was during the Tebow era of the Denver Broncos when they beat the Kansas City Chiefs. As such, I am pretty sure that I could get away with saying that despite my saying that I had picked a team, my team picking qualified for annulment.
But that kind of gets me to wonder: surely there are circumstances that allow for a divorce of one’s team. The team moving from this city to that one qualifies… might it qualify if *YOU* move from this city to that one? I mentioned Tebow, is a hot-shot superstar lighting up the field and winning games that he has no right to win sufficient grounds for alienation of affection?
It seems to me that you *SHOULD* be able to switch teams. I can understand that one should not be fickle and like the Buccs this year, the Panthers the next, the Texans the next, then the Falcons or something. That would be crazy.
But, surely, you should not be chained to your team until they up’n move to Saint Louis to fill the void of left behind by the Rams moving back to LA… right?
As for this weekend, I get to get back on the horse of having a simple two-day weekend after a four-day week that followed a five-day weekend. I’ve come to the conclusion that two million dollars ought be sufficient for retirement. Pay off the house, car, and take over full-time housekeeping duties (including cooking 21 meals a week) would allow for a sufficient lifestyle from the 2.5% interest from 1.8 million bucks. Maribou would probably still have to work (insurance, you know how it is) but… man. Life without an alarm clock was sweet. I miss it already.
So… what’s on your docket?