A Recipe For Disaster: Adopting Another Team Other Than Your Own

Football, Soul On Ice — By on January 14, 2013 at 12:01 am


Ever since the Dallas Cowboys were extinguished at the hands of the Washington Redskins two weeks ago, my football interest has taken a noticeable step back. Do not get it twisted: I am a fan of the game of football, not simply a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. However, this season was so mentally draining that when my favorite team’s season ended, my desire to sit front and center and watch every single game imaginable came to a halt.

Twitter, a medium that Ed and The NFL Chick goaded me to join back in 2009 to enhance my football-watching experience and a place that I’ve come to grossly appreciate and depend on, has become a wasteland, a place cluttered with tumbleweeds, stray trash blowing in the wind and cigarette butts littered on the ground. Basically, it is a place I have not had a desire to visit since the Cows’ loss three Sundays ago. My last tweet was here, and it is probably gonna continue to stay that way for a while.

Since then, I logged on twice and stayed on for literally six seconds, and it was only to save two tweets as favorites: one from my friend, Tia, since she didn’t @ me but told me she said something I should know, and the other from Johnny Heisman. Hell, the only reason I knew about the Johnny Heisman tweet is because I read an article with Mike Stoops talking about Johnny Heisman and not in a flattering way. Anyway, upon logging in, I did not check my mentions, did not bother looking at my timeline to see what everyone else was discussing, nothing. It did not matter. It was like coming home after being away on a trip but having no desire to check the mail. I came in, did what I came to do, and left immediately.

K. Masenda

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  • J. Tinsley says:

    Tried it once. And will NEVER, EVER do it again.

  • Man, I love when Kenny gets going, but I’m not sure I can co-sign on this. I like picking teams to root for when my team is already out for two reasons. No. 1, it gives me a semi-rooting interest in the games, and No. 2, I still don’t really care so it’s not disastrous for me when they lose. However, I’m with you. I didn’t really watch the first weekend of games much. Though I did watch all the games this weekend.

    But, I have to say, I’m completely and utterly not with you even a little bit on not rooting for teams you need to win to help out your own team. You gotta do that shit. If you need another team to win to get your team in, how can you not root for them? That makes no sense to me. None whatsoever. I mean, if they lose, you still should be way more mad at your own team for needing help, but shit, everyone needs a little help sometimes so why not pull for it to happen?

    I will say this though: whenever it involves needed the Cowboys to win to benefit the Eagles, I’d rather eat my own face than root for Dallas.

  • JAG says:

    Well done, Kenny – rooting against Tom Brady is always the strong move. He must be stopped. I will adopt the Ravens this weekend.

    “There are many evils in this world today. And Satan, Lucifer, Beelezebub – the Devil comes in many forms. Not just the form of a serpent.” (Rev Leon Lonnie Love)

    Crush the wolverine pretty boy. Sic ‘em Ray.

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