It rather runs in my family that it's not enough for us to simply root for the teams we love. No, we must also hate our favorite team's rival with the passion of a thousand white-hot burning suns. This is why my parents and I loathe the University of Tennessee -- though really, the Vandy/UT rivalry is mostly in Vanderbilt's head. And since my parents raised me as a Celtics fan as well as a Vandy fan, well, we all really, really hate the Lakers. I mean, really hate them.
scarcrest recently told me that "Schadenfreude is a very human emotion." Well, I sure hope so, because that makes me feel a little better about being positively gleeful about stuff like this:
Shaq, Kobe in yet another pissing contest
Seriously, I'm fascinated by the business and psychology of sports. I find the halftime show just as interesting, if not more so, as the game. And this is shaping up to be a very soap-opera season...