Thursday, August 30, 2007
I like football, not football
I like football. It's finally back with all the excitement of college football's season-long playoffs and professional football's unfolding drama. Amazing plays, hard hits, last second field goals (thank you Josh Brown).
Here's what bothers me: all these comercials about soccer (a.k.a. football) that are trying to convince me to like the sport or something. Blah-blah-Beckham, whatever. I know that it's the job of the advertisers to get me to like something, but it's the tactic they use that really bothers me. Don't tell me that if I really watched soccer I would like it, or if there's a big star I would like it, or that the rest of the world likes it so I should too. That's all pretty specious reasoning. Can't I just not like the game based on having given it a try?
I don't care if you like soccer (I don't care that most of the world likes soccer). Just don't try to make me like it with you. I've tried it, several times, and it hasn't gotten any better. I also don't like watermellon, I never have really. Every once in a while I'll try a piece again just to make sure: yup, still don't like it.
By the way, Beckham is already injured and may be out for the season.