Ordinarily, I am completely unaware of football. Teams, players, scores, championships: they all pass right by me. I'd rather have my nose in a book or my fingers on a keyboard. This weekend, it's a bit different. I'm in Boston. The Patriots are contending for the top spot of whatever their conference is. I live in Chicago, and the Bears are contending with...my very own New Orleans Saints. So guess what? This weekend, I kind of care who wins. And it's not the Bears. (Sorry, Chicago!)
BTW, I am told that the NFL and Fedex have a kind of vote-your-favorite-player promotion happening, and that a Saints quarterback is one of the nominees. If he wins (and I haven't verified this), the word is that he will make a substantial contribution (I guess it's Fedex's contribution) to the New Orleans Children's Hospital. I don't think any of the other players can top that. They may be donating to fine causes, but no city is as in dire straits as New Orleans right now, especially when it comes to health care. So please go to the NFL site and vote for Drew Bree (or whatever his name is). You have to vote for someone in the other column, too, but since I don't know who they are, I leave that up to you.