Bootstrapping myself for the week is harder today, I'm not entirely sure I know why this is, but it just ain't flowin'.
This weekend was fun, being an FA Cup weekend. This probably doesn't interest most readers of use Perl journals, but to me its great stuff. David vs. Goliath, Bad Guy vs. Good Guy, all that kinda thing makes for terrific entertainment. And of course with lots of the big teams knocked out of the competition already, there is room for the lower divisions to shine.
Of course its Super Bowl time, which I do watch every year, but I have to admit I've never understood the North American sports franchaising system. If a team is having a poor season, the incentive is actually to do as badly as possible and get the early draft picks. With European football (err soccer) leagues if you do poorly, you drop to a lower division which generally results in low attendence and less TV airtime. Of course this all adds up to lower revenue, which means you can't get the shit-hot players.
Also of course, in English football at least, I could start up a local team that played in the park next door, and be playing Manchester United in the cup that year. Unlikely, but possible. Its just nicer I think.