Steve and I just watched the first episode of this season's 24/7. The Flyers/Rangers road to the Winter Classic. (Aside: I find the commercial for the winter classic with the little song and the cameos and whatnot insanely entertaining. And catchy.) Since Steve and I have been together I've become a hockey fan so these things interest me now. And frankly I'm sorely disappointed in the Twins right now. I mean seriously. You couldn't do better than 30 million. Really? I mean honestly you could have done a telethon and probably gotten half of that. Fail, Twins. Fail. But honestly, I'm kind of so upset about that I don't even want to talk about it.
What I learned about this episode of 24/7 is: I probably shouldn't watch it. For the same reason it's bad for me to watch Planet Earth. Yes it's awesome. Yes I really enjoy it. But every time I start to think "awww, that animal is so cute" it gets eaten by a wolf or something. And then I'm sad. I root for the wrong animals. It's very disappointing.
Tonight 24/7 started, some hockey player started talking and I said "he's kind of cute." Then Steve said "yeah, he's out with a concussion now."
Then later on they were talking about some dude on the Flyers who's apparently, like, really good at hockey. Sweet. Then he talked for a while and he was pretty modest and fairly well spoken and I thought to myself "he's got a nice smile and a cool accent. I like him." Then they showed the footage of him getting hit in the head and getting a concussion.
It's like the animals in Planet Earth. When I start liking somebody in 24/7, they get a concussion. This is not cool.
I know what you're thinking - the likelihood of hockey players getting concussions is pretty high. I say this: The likelihood of animals getting eaten is pretty high too, it still sucks.