About three years go, I realized something was missing in my life and I started watching sports again. I'm a NY fan: Mets for baseball, Knicks for basketball, and for football, I'm a Jets fan all the way. The Jets have given me a lot of pleasure - and no small amount of frustration! - these past few years. And of course, since they're out of it, I'm torn about who to root for this weekend, the NY Giants or the New England Patriots? Here's the thing: I'm also torn between two neighbors. One neighbor, Mr. Nice Guy, loves the Patriots. Mr. Nice Guy deserves to win, right? But the other neighbor, Mr. Anger-Management Issues, loves the Giants. Do I really want to be around if he loses? It is a dilemma.
How about you? Who are you rooting for in this year's Super Bowl?
While you're thinking about that, here are the titles of some fabulous football-themed YA novels I've read and loved:
CRACKBACK, by John Coy
GYM CANDY, by Carl Deuker
KNIGHTS OF THE HILL COUNTRY, Tim Tharp
THE DAIRY QUEEN TRILOGY, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
So, have you made up your mind yet? I'm still not sure. I like Tom Brady, the Patriots' QB, a lot better since I saw him guest star on Entourage. But I always feel sorry for the Giants' QB, Eli Manning, even though the Giants are the Jets same-city/same-stadium rivals, because Eli always looks to me like he's scared someone will try to steal his lunch money.
Hopefully, by Sunday at kickoff time, I'll make a decision.
Be well. Don't forget to write.