I once had a girlfriend—that's right—who couldn't wrap her head around my obsession with football.
Every Sunday morning it was the same thing.
To which I'd reply: "Yes, every Sunday. And unless you're on fire, don't bother me today. Oh, and tomorrow too between 5 and 8. Also, drinking this early is acceptable today."
But what's worse, it wasn't just her.
My parents stared at me funny, I assumed because of it, and friends thought I was crazy for being so upset that the Patriots lost Super Bowl XLII, and again when my Cowboys were destroyed by the Vikings in the 2009 playoffs.
They posit: Why don't you care about something that's important? You know, something that affects your life in a real way. Like politics.
Like politics? That sickens me, and I'll tell you why.
Here are five reasons why football—and sports in general—is superior to politics.