I’m not much of a sports fan, which is to say that I’m very much a fair weather friend when it comes to "favorite teams," if I can even be said to have such things. In large part, I guess I just don’t understand the vicarious nature of the thing. I observe some fan behavior and it strikes me as though their personal esteem rises and falls with the success or failure of sports teams and sports personalities they like.
But anyway, I did watch a good part of the game yesterday. I was rootin’ for NY, but really only because I thought it would be so poetic and tragic for a team to go undefeated for the season, only to lose the most important game of all. What a 4th quarter that was, as it seemed expected fortunes switched hands several times. I surely did think it was over for NY as Brady just masterfully executed that flawless drive down the field chewing up what, four minutes on the clock?
And mercifully, for this year’s half-time entertainment, it looked and sounded as though Tom Petty & Co. are still competent guitar players, totally unlike Mic’s crew last year.