You know, I think this might the first time that I’ve seen Will draw a skull complete with lower jaw before. THAT’S HOW YOU KNOW IT’S IMPORTANT!
Lots going on right now. I’ve personally got…let’s say 4 big projects requiring time and attention right now, plus assorted backburner things that still have to be attended to. I knew that this was going to happen, that I was moving into a serious phase of my writing career, so I made some changes, not least of which is letting go of my football obsession.
I’ve taken football, and fantasy football (come on, who am I?), to a geeky extreme for damn near twenty years, but this year I dropped all of my fantasy leagues and basically decided not to pay attention to football this year. Making the decision easier is how objectionable damn near everything about the league has become for me. The Colin Kaepernick controversy. The endless abuse and mistreatment of women. The CTE scandal. The racist name (and legacy) of the team that has been my favorite since I was a little boy. I figured that it would be easy to walk away and never look back.
Then, of course, because I purchase a $100K of alcohol a year for my bar, a pair of Rams/Redskins fall into my lap. (Next Sunday.) And then the Redskins game is somehow locally televised. (This Sunday.) My convictions are being tested. My saving grace?
Fortunately for me, the Skins aren’t very good. It was easy to stop watching today (and it got truly ugly after I walked away from the TV), and hopefully after next week, it’ll be even easier.
Damn it…I just remembered. I’m in a suicide pool…and I’ve survived to Week Two. (No, I’m not throwing any games. There’s a $760 pot!)