But still, it’s an exercise in willpower to stay away. It’s hard to let ignorance, be ignorance. Sometimes you say to yourself:
maybe if I just spoke their language they might understand something
You start rationalizing:
If I don’t say anything, they’ll just continue to dominate the discussion, be lemmings, and leave thinking they actually have a clue.
Let me get a touch more specific as to what I mean by “their language“.
When a layman’s team loses, they have a reservoir of reasons/excuses ready at the hip.
You know what they are:
* The referees
* It was jetlag
* We outshot them, but …
* If we had scored that one chance, then …
* We didn’t “really care” …
I mean there’s hundreds of these woulda, coulda, shoulda’s.
And if they have to get creative, no problem. They can even go as far as to appear self-critical, but it’s a facade. MacGyver’s got nothing on them!
When their team wins, they have a reservoir of reasons for that too. Reasons that reinforce their worldview of course. Never will you hear them listing a slew of things that are wrong when the team wins 5-0.
And it’s because they are laymen.
Why don’t they reverse the roles and apply the “losing reasons / excuses” to their opponents? Hmmm …
any takeaways from Cal FC’s run? From last night’s game?
Think! Because all the monkeys out there are just doing what’s described above.