Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Which team do you support
Which team do you support is the uncomfortable phrase that comes to mind from my childhood. I spent my formative years in the North of England, an area where football passions run high.
The implication from the question is of course that you support a team, the questioner just wants to know which one.
As somebody who then, and still now cares not for football the answer then was: I don't support any team. This response was normally enough to cause confusion, a subtle short circuit in the questioners brain. Comments like: But you must support a team! Come on, tell me, which one?
I suppose an analogous question of the time might have been: What religion are you? The answer that you had /no belief in religion/ would have let to similar confusion.
Luckily for Marcus and Agata, we did not grow up in America. Then and even now American Football is a much more serious business. I am sure that in some States or Circles not supporting a team would just be heresy. And of course right now we are experiencing the National Football League Super Bowl
In previous years I have commented on the Commericals
This year I will leave that to others.
Instead I recommend that you listen to the BBC Witness Podcast
This is a Link to the Program
Enjoy! And consider subscribing via iTunes or your favourite Podcast downloader.
Superbowl Commerical reviews 2014