Monday, January 14, 2013
Never mind your day. You have NO LIFE
I'm a Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. I'm old enough to remember the Buckner play, the Super Bowl Shuffle massacre, and Green Bay ruining what would be Drew Bledsoe's only chance to win a ring on the field. I know what it's like to live and die with a team.
All that being said-- this commercial will always be my response to anyone who complains to me that people take devotion to a sports team too seriously. The characters who "had a bad day" in this ad aren't crying because their teams lost. They are crying because their Fantasy Teams lost. Not actual teams- virtual teams they created.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Biggest Losers in the History of Western Civilization.
Seriously, if you get emotional because your Fantasy Team ended up with a losing record- well, let's just say that being Pathetic is something you are very much familiar with. This is beyond sad.
Earth to Dumbasses With Way Too Much Time On Your Hands: Nobody in their right mind takes Fantasy Teams this seriously. It's a Fantasy Team. That means it doesn't exist outside of your pathetic little circle of fellow players (I'd call you the Geek Squad, but that's been taken by Best Buy.) So when you find yourself crying in the shower because your decision to be a desk monkey instead of the manager of an NFL team was just confirmed by your craptacular failure at assembling teams, well.....I really have nothing to say that could be of comfort. You need a lot more help than I could ever give.