No where in any of my books does it say what sports team a girl should root for, but if I was going to guess, I’d say that Arlene would suggest rooting for your husband’s team. Since Ian doesn’t watch sports (this is fine with me) I guess I’m safe from having to choose.
My last boyfriend, Aaron, like the Buffalo Bills and the Montreal Expos, now the (Washington Nationals) because he enjoyed things that had no chance of working out (i.e. our relationship). And since he had this annoying habit of completely abandoning me while he watched games (especially when he would drag me over to a stranger’s house and then ignore me while I tried to make small talk with a bunch of other abandoned girlfriends I’d never met), I’ve developed a healthy dislike for sports and a fantastic ability to make conversation with strangers.
Now Mike, wonderful Mike, is a die-hard Yankees fan. Like, the kind of guy who wouldn’t date a girl who WASN’T a Yankees fan, even though I half-heartedly tried to set him up with my friend Melissa in TX. And part of his being a Yankees fan means he HATES the Red Sox. I’ve never had a man love me with the passion that Mike has for hating the Red Sox. I don’t think I’ve ever hated anyone as much as he hates the Red Sox, and I can get pretty angry. Like at James Franco. Goodness, I just hate his smug, stupid face!
Anyways, I just can’t get behind the Yankees. I don’t know what team Mr. W roots for, but both Matthew and a former professor of mine who’s company I greatly enjoyed are both Sox fans, so my inclination is always to cheer for them if they’re playing and I happen to notice/care. Mike, if you’re reading this (and I know you are) I am sorry. If there were two different teams in the World Series, I wouldn’t even care, but since it was the Sox, I had to root for them. And by “root for” I mean “noticing the score in the next day’s paper and thinking, “Oh, Matthew/My Professor will be happy’ and then carrying on about my day, because sports scores have no other effect on my life.”
Thus concludes our discussion of baseball. Let us never speak of it again.