The greatest thing about sports isn’t just watching sports, though watching sports is a lot of fun.
The greatest thing about sports is discussing sports, and NFL and Eagles football could not have come at a better time.
I guess when I say discussing, I mostly mean arguing (all in good fun).
The Phillies are amazing. A spectacle in every sense of the word. There is no question we’re seeing the greatest regular season Phillies team of all time. The problem is, there’s just not much to talk about.
The Phillies discussion boils down to two options; “boy isn’t this team amazing” and “not so fast, this could all mean nothing during playoff time!.” Those are the lead actors in the film of Phillies talk. The supporting actors, “just how good is Ryan Howard?” and “boy this pitching staff is amazing,” and sometimes “but the window might be closing!” are just as tired.
I just can’t do it anymore. I’m ready to hit cruise control until the playoffs begin.
I need football back to revive the debate. I need to wonder how good the Eagles are, whatever the outcome of game. I want to try and decide whether they’re really this good or really this bad, depending on whether they win or lose convincingly.
I have to get all fired up for Sunday’s game, then spend the week arguing and dissecting it. I need for it all to get tired and boring and frustrating just in time for Thursday, when we get to start talking about the next game, and then do it all over again.
I’ve got to waste everyone else’s time worrying about who to start on my fantasy team.
I need to yell and scream fruitlessly about whether Andy can win the big one, and whether the defense is build to win a championship.
Football always starts around the same date, but this year, it’s in the nick of time.
I am ready for some football.