Friday, August 27, 2010

How Seriously Should We Take Pre-Season?


It's no secret that the Patriots sucked it up last night against one of the worst teams in the league last year. The offense didn't see much field time, and the defense flailed. I can only imagine how mad Belichick is today. I have this image of him in my head wherein he's kicking puppies and screaming "Pressure the quarterback you fools!"

Honestly though, how much does this all matter? Personally, I had a busy week. A week that required me to get up at 5:30 in the morning and work a 12 hour day while stressing out about computer viruses and microphone problems. By the time last night rolled around, the football game was the least of my concerns. I sat on the couch, playing solitaire, while my boyfriend lectured me on the supreme importance of football season.

"I need to watch every single game. I'd like you to be by my side..."
"Uh huh."
"Do you even care? Aren't you excited? Do you understand what's going on?!"
"..."
"You've gotten good at tuning me out and I don't like it."

I've never really been one to care about pre-season games. I'll watch every regular season game, but right now, I don't care. In fact, I less than care. As I see it, the pre-season is a time to work out the kinks. I don't want to watch my favorite football team work out the kinks. It's enormously frustrating. Fans analyze every fumble, interception, and misread pass like it's the God damn Super Bowl. It's an excuse for us to start preemptively freaking out over nothing.

As someone who can spend weeks freaking out about something to the point where I make myself physically ill, I can't waste my time worrying about pre-season football. I know, I know. Pre-season is a preview of the regular season!

No.

Well, sort of. Kids, Bill Belichick is an evil genuis. Obviously he wants this pre-season to be a productive one, but do you really think that he's going to go all out against teams like the Rams?

Pre-season games are glorified practices. Just relax, you're giving me hives.

Samantha Lewis thinks you're all silly for freaking out over pre-season football. She is also very tired. She thanks you for tolerating this short post. You can follow her on Twitter here!

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