As I got on the empty bus this morning, the driver asked me, “Who you got in the Super Bowl?” Clearly the man doesn’t know me well.
When I was a kid, I could have probably had an hour long conversation with him, analyzing the odds of each team based on roster, bench strength, past performance, weather forecast, and Super Bowl history. Today, however, I’m lucky if I can skim the Sunday NYTimes sports page.
However, thanks to Black Belt Mama drafting me in to her Fantasy Football league, I do know a little about who’s playing. If you know anything about my record in that FF league, you know that the emphasis is on “little.” But still, we talked about how Warner had carried my fantasy team, what his odds were against the Steelers defense and so forth.
Another man got on the bus and the conversation turned to boxing, at which point I dropped out. But it was an interesting insight into how the social power of blogs spreads beyond blogs and even into the offline world…you know, that place formerly known as the real world.