Of all the flaws in my character I am most appreciative of my disdain for spectator sports. I don't particularly care if you want to watch sports all weekend, but leave me out. Please. No football, no baseball, nothing on ice. I'm just not interested.
This past weekend was filled with "The Big Games" in NOLA, and I had much sport with the overserved fans from LSU Saturday night.
Late in the evening I got to talking with an older couple in matching LSU sweatshirts. Remember, if you ignore suckers when God sends them to you, she won't send them anymore, so ya gotta make hay, so to speak.
We were in a saloon, and I inquired if the L or the S was silent in the LSU. I couldn't make head nor tale out of the word. Slowly, as if speaking to an idiot (or Yankee) she told me the whole story of Louisiana State University.
"Are you coming from work?" I asked.
"No, we are here for the big game", this time he was allowed to slur.
Seem a little old to be students, aren't you?
No, we came to support our team.
Do you watch a lotta minor league sports? I inquired.
Then comes the whole championship story, blah blah blah.
Ya, but isn't the premier football league in the US the NLF?
Then everything else is second rate, right?
With that they left.
Sophmoric? You bet, but a lot of fun at the time.
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