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Tue May 13, 2014, 06:51 PM

How Football Sounds To People That Don't Care. This Guy Nails It.

Firstly, imagine every time within a day that football is mentioned by someone else. Secondly, replace it with something that you don't want to hear about every day. Say... Archaeology. Then, think carefully about how an average day would pan out.

So, you awaken to the clock radio. It's 7AM. Just as you awaken, it's time for the news and archaeology already. Not news and other historical investigations, like library restorations or museum openings (unless there's another event happening), but just the news and archaelogy. Malaysian plane is still missing. Pistorius is still on trial. New dig announced in Giza. Ancient Mayan temple discovered. Exciting stuff.

Time for a bite to eat over the morning TV. More news. More archaeology. Yes, you are aware of what is up with the missing plane. Fine. Now the archaeology in video format. Video of people dusting off some skulls and bits of pottery. All well and good, but archaeology isn't your thing. It would be nice to hear about something else.

Even when it isn't archaeology season, the media follow noted archaeologists. They drive fast cars, date beautiful women, advertise fragrances, and sometimes they go to nightclubs and act in the worst possible way. Scandals erupt as the tabloids follow these new celebrities when they're not searching the past for answers. It is entirely possible you can recite the names of certain researchers, even if you don't pay attention to archaeology. You don't know what transfer season is, but you know that someone was transferred to a dig in Peru for a sum of money that could fund the London Underground for two whole days.

Out of the car at 8:55 and into work. What are the colleagues talking about, I wonder? Oh, Jones dropped a 3,890 year old pot and smashed it? What a useless wanker! Someone should do something unpleasant to him. And don't even ask about the unfortunate incident in Athens two years ago - you'll be there all day! Breaking a pillar like that! We don't talk about that here, mate. What? You don't want to discuss the finer points of the prevalence of phallic imagery in Pompeii? Is there something wrong with you?

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Superfuzz Bigmuff May 2014 OP
CrossEyedLarry May 2014 #1
Beelzebub May 2014 #2
Tovera May 2014 #3
mind-ctrl-spider May 2014 #4

Response to Superfuzz Bigmuff (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 06:55 PM

1. Yawn... Damn I slept good. Where's the coffee and what were yesterday's scores?

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Response to Superfuzz Bigmuff (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:07 PM

2. I love both archaeology and football (soccer)

In case you were wondering, La Liga will be decided this weekend, the Champions League final is a week from Saturday and the World Cup is less than 30 days away.

(I also started playing Football Manager 2014 this month and it is much harder than I anticipated.)

Glad to see a footie thread here.

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Response to Beelzebub (Reply #2)

Wed May 14, 2014, 10:17 AM

3. "Glad to see a footie thread here."

And to have the "football" referenced not be handegg!

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Response to Superfuzz Bigmuff (Original post)

Wed May 14, 2014, 12:14 PM

4. My fantasy team is looking pretty good this year...

I'm not a math person, but for fantasy archaeology, hours of analyzing probability and statistics and plugging people's shoe sizes into the quadratic formula is easy!

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