Friday, February 08, 2008


Well, the hangover from the glorious superbowl is over.. and now.. we must face the abyss of 6 months with no football. No waking up eagerly on sunday mornings to watch boomer and the boys on espn dissect every aspect of the game. No hanging out with friends on monday nights with a nice cold beer and the game booming from the corner of the bar. No wearing team jerseys on the bus. No yelling and fighting and lifting middle fingers at apposing team's fans. Oh how will i get thru the off season? I can't bear it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


This here's your LUCKY (get it; lucky) day!!!

Instead of moping about - looking all glum and forlorn; you can segue into the upcoming REAL football season, scheduled to commence (oooh, fancy word) in March! The natives about these parts call it soccer, but to the entire solar system, it's known as football! As a matter of fact, somewhere in the world a football game is not only being played, but it's for prestige, and bragging rights. The current games being the Pan-African Cup, Egypt defeated Ivory Coast; Ghana defeated Nigeria. I like Tunisia.

So you see; rather than sit in your Laz-E-Boy - remote control getting furiously fingered in one hand, and scratching your belly with the other, you can tune into what the rest of the world is viewing.

But that's not ALL!! San Francisco and the Bay Area is home to scores of excellent football teams, and 99% of the games are free - yes, that's right - FREE!
I go every Sunday to the Polo Field to watch six games being played, simultaneously, commencing (there's that fancy word again) at 9:00AM until the last game's kickoff at 3:30PM.
There are teams composed of Latinos, Asians, Bosnians, Brazilians (it's like ballet when they play), Poles, Irish, Academy of Art has a team, Haiti, Gay, etc., etc.

You can pack a lunch, take Banjo, and have a wonderful time for, did I mention that it's FREE? And, you can be supportive of players who are dedicated to the sport, make not a penny from it, don't take steroids, don't have sponsors, don't drive Hummers, don't have wives who spend their money and belong to a singing group that has to cancel their world tour for lack of tickets sales, and did I mention that it's FREE?

And, you will be welcomed into the bosom of the global football community, and not be scorned by the Irish guys drinking themselves into a stupor down at Danny Coyles on Haight Street.

So turn that frown upside down!

My good deed for the day - Amen


11:42 AM  
Blogger Michelle White Illustration said...


12:26 PM  
Blogger pork luck said...

excellent. do they have jersey's i can wear on the bus?

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that question for me, or for Michelle?


3:04 PM  
Blogger evawebdiva said...

I agree...Hockey! Root for the Buffalo Sabres. They could use the help.

5:04 PM  
Blogger jamamay said...

What about the poor Tampa Bay Lightning?

6:55 PM  

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