Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Football, Girlfriends, and a Rabbi

There's been times I've genuinely wondered if there's something wrong with me. How could it be that I'd choose watching sports over...pretty much anything? It shouldn't be that way, right?

Well, in my once-a-year trip to Temple this morning, my rabbi (pictured) made me feel a little more at ease. In a sermon that was about something completely different but this is the only part I remember, he told us that men NEED sports, because it's literally the only thing in our society that lets a man freely experience his entire spectrum of emotions. And men -- just like women -- need to feel emotional.

Women don't need sports to get emotional, you don't need me to tell you that. But only while watching sports can a man go from having the worst night of his life to the best night of his life....in the course of five minutes. Nothing else even compares.

So next time you're cooking spaghetti with your girlfriend, but in the back of your mind you can't stop thinking about DeAngelo Williams, try and remember that there's nothing wrong with you. You're simply looking to satisfy your primal male need to be emotional.

At least that's what my rabbi says.