Football season is a mixed bag for me. I love football. There's nothing better to have on the TV while you nap your way through a Sunday. But it also marks the end of the summer. And around here that means the start of a long gray season.
Anyway, here are a few things I learned (or reaffirmed) yesterday:
- Segways aren't any cooler when they're branded by Ferrari. I saw one downtown with red fenders and chrome wheels. Sorry, dude, it's still a Segway. (And this is coming from a guy with a Ferrari-branded laptop.)
- Clydesdales are ginormous. They're like snorting mountains with hairy hooves. Budweiser had one of their Clydesdale teams at the game. I swear they were over 6 feet at the shoulder.
- I'm not a classical music guy, but it's hard to beat an opera singer delivering the national anthem unaccompanied.
- Even preseason football is entertaining if the crowd is into it.
- Recession or not. People will pay to watch the NFL.
- Bleached hair, jeans, boots, and the ability to prop up your drunk boy-friend as he yells at the guy rooting for the visitors seems to be the main criteria for women attending the game.
- If you're flushed out of the pocket on 4th and goal from the 2 you eat the ball. Run out of bounds. Throw it incomplete. Dive for the goal line. Do NOT flick it up for grabs in the endzone.
- It's okay to leave a pre-season game early.
- The sound of a big Healey running through downtown on a summer night is something special. Judging by the look on the drivers face he knows it too.