Conversation with a lawyer down in Oklahoma.
He: "So, who do you guys follow up there this time of year?"
Me: "Huh? Um. . . ."
He: I suppose you all follow UW, eh? Are there any other teams?
Me (now realizing that we're probably talking about university football): "Oh, yeah. . we follow UW, it's the state's only four year university and the only one up here with a team. . . ."
He: "Are they still coached by that coach. . . oh you'll know the name, who coached in Iowa (or some such place)?"
Me (now realizing the game is up): "Um, well I don't know. . . I don't really follow football so I'm not sure who the coach is or where he's from. . . "
I wish I did follow football, as I'm always odd man out this time of year. But try as I might, I just can't develop an interest in it, and I've given up trying. I did use to try nearly every year, but I conceded. It's hopeless. I don't know what teams are good or bad, and I don't even know how UW is doing or going to do. Oh well.