So last night I followed a link on someone’s facebook page that lead me to a Jezebel article. Mistake, right? Well, 98.56% of the time, yes. But this time it was well worth it, and I now have an odd sort of reverence (ok, bad word choice) or some sort of unique new weird respect for Jezebel.
Because I’m not gonna lie, when we had to read to read an article from Jezebel last class, I thought it was a joke at first. Why, you ask? Perhaps it was because I don’t fit the intended audience of Jezebel whatsoever. Or maybe the fact that the only other time I read anything from Jezebel was when my friend found something about a Duke girl’s powerpoint “fuck list” (presented thesis style, no less) going viral (no, I am not kidding) and Jezebel was the only source we found that openly made it public for the whole world to see, thereby pretty much ruining the next 800 or so social encounters this poor girl would have. So ya, you could say that I was a teensy weensy bit biased against pretty much anything Jezebel had to say.
But this one article by this one woman changed most of that. Of course, it was about sports (no surprise there) and the agony that one puts his/herself through in supporting sports teams. I found myself completely relating to pretty much everything that the article had to say and really made me realize how ridiculous I am for putting myself through what will almost certainly be disappointment year after year. The author of this article manages to wonderfully capture the utter misery that fans put themselves through when following certain teams, and I couldn’t agree more with what she says.
I just wanted to post this article here because it’s probably one of maybe 3 articles on Jezebel (I haven’t done much searching, but perhaps I could find more that I like a bunch) that I would recommend wholeheartedly without hesitation. And really, to all the people in the class who don’t really follow sports all that much (and you’re probably a better person for not doing so), this is an insight for you into the messed up mind of a sports fan. Really, it’s a jungle in there and though you may find it ridiculous why a couple of guys would roadtrip to San Antonio on a school night when they have class at 9:00 AM the next day and be willing to pay too much for a ticket just to see their beloved Dallas Mavericks lose to the detestable ugliness that is the San Antonio Spurs and then get beer thrown at them by a jeering crowd of Spurs and then get a speeding ticket because they were trying to get out of that city as fast as they could after the loss (true story), it makes perfect sense to a sports fan.
So ya, the fact I found this on Jezebel made me think it was a big enough deal to post on tumblr. Enjoy.
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