Watching the game last night was one of the more surreal television experiences I've had recently, kind of like watching television yet listening to the radio at the same time, as the spectral-looking players floated in and out of visibility, as shown below.
Even if I could have seen the players, apparently there was little worth watching. To wit, this gem, coming from the game's announcer -- whose paid, mind you, to make this stuff exciting:
"Twenty minutes gone, Parma nil, Sampdoria nil. Very little entertainment. No corners, no shots, no saves.... No drama, no tension.... What can you say?"Exactly. What can you say?
Yet still I watched -- am I a glutton for punishment, or what? Yeah, it's bad when there's no EPL, La Liga or even Bundesliga from which to get my fix, so I slummed it last night and watched a bottom of the barrel Serie A game, with Parma struggling to get out of last place, under the theory that some footie's better than no footie. Based on my experience I'm not 100% sure the theory holds.
I did have the common sense to turn the game off before Parma won it late. By the time an 84th minute strike put them past Sampdoria, 1-nil, I was long gone. I mean I do have a life... What was I doing you ask? Why, watching the mid-week EPL highlight show, of course. What else would you expect from a junkie? This is farlieonfootie for November 13.