Tuesday, October 2, 2007

We Are Among You

We slip in silently, blending into the crowd. Unnoticed by the gathered horde, we begin to imitate the mannerisms of the faithful around us, until we are virtually undetectable from the real thing, our social camouflage complete. With a little preparation we memorize enough to even pass cursory trivia examinations administered on the spot, as the die-hard core attempts to detect us. If we are caught, humiliation is certain, we will be cast into the harsh light. However, we cannot be stopped. We are among you.

I am among you.

You know us by many unflattering names, but my choice of titles is “Fair-weather fan.”

That’s right folks. I too am a fair weather fan. Sue me.

Those few that follow closely would know that as far as sports go, my time is limited, and I have narrowed my perennial favorite to one team: The Denver Broncos. We all have our guilty pleasures in this life, and they are mine. With 16 games a year, plus a few playoffs if we are lucky, I can find the time to follow. I am there through good times and bad, and “Never say die!” is my motto.

However, another local team has risen from the shambles of more than a decade of terrible seasons. As victory approached, I read the signs correctly, as the bandwagon lumbered by, I hopped on. I bought my tickets and slipped into a sold out-stadium, to stand witness to an amazing win, an emotional spectacle for all who had gathered.

Some may despise me for my Johnny-come-lately ways, but I don’t care. I was there at the moment of triumph, and I’ll be there for the playoffs. In this town, only a handful could have the gall to call me out as a fair-weather fan, every one here is. If they say they’ve been a hardcore fan for years, it is a near certainty that they are lying. . .this is a football town, through and through.

All that being said….

LET’S GO ROCKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I'll report in from the playoffs, as a loyal true fan would do.

Unless of course, I scalp my tix! ;)

SA

P.S. I'm back baby! Thank you for the well wishes, I'm feeling better. During my malaise, I thunk up a batch of neato posts for my homies (I'm trying out my street vernacular) and I'm ready to bring it in October!

Call me Mr. Snarky October. Well, just call me.

No, really.

9 comments:

Sunshine said...

I am the "I love them even when they suck" die hard, never abandon the team variety fan.
This year is not going so good.
Oy.

the domestic minx said...

I thought at first you were alluding to "The Invaders", (a lame sci-fi show from the 70's) and I was struck by horror, fearing that you were going to admit, publicly, to being one and then perhaps neutralizing me through my computer.
But it turns out you're just a fairweather fan. Meh! Whadya do?

xox

tee-plate said...

the great thing about this moment right here is that not only do the Rockies have a chance, but so do the CUBS!!! let's shoot for a Cubs/Rockies pennant race.

Jackie said...

Glad to have you back Mr. Snarky October!

Tatiana said...

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Please go to my totally-useless blog and pick up the award I just posted for you ;)

karen said...

Glad you are feeling better. Go Rockies!

meleah said...

I am not a fan of any sports to be fair weathered or die hard, but this post is HYSTERICAL.

Loved. Thank you!

Vanessa said...

I am making a Packer shirt that says, "I was here when they sucked. Where were YOU?"

The All Seeing Eye said...

Good luck from a long suffering Texas Ranger fan...