Posts Tagged ‘soccer’
I’m not sure what it is about a good game that makes people go nucking futs. But there’s a clear and undeniable mental shift that occurs when sitting in the stands. And, honestly, none of it reflects well on us.
Within the past five days I have attended an NHL game, a college soccer game, and a JV high school football game. I am seriously played out. But doing so many games in such a short period has left some lasting impressions. Though everything one does at a game seems to be a mental regression, maybe there’s a good point to it. You know, even besides backing a winning team.
Where else can you stand up and yell “That’s it!” at the top of your lungs and not be looked at like you had a very sudden bout of Mad Cow Disease? Try yelling anything in the boardroom, or giving a good “Hell, yeah!” after a particularly interesting bit of info from your college professor.
Because of this, there’s a social ‘pass’, so to speak, at a game. Others won’t call you on behavior that would usually get you kicked out of your circle – say a good hard slap on the back because something great occurred, chest-butting a stranger, or ogling a series of girls in short skirts.