Notes on Indiana: Football is popular here


I have never really been a sports fan of any sort. When asked about my favorite spectator sport, if pushed I will say gymnastics. Although really if all professional sports went away tomorrow I wouldn’t give a toss. I find the sums of money spent on these to be obscene. I abhor the monopoly that these leagues represent and the appalling amounts of taxpayer money that flow into these private hands.

Since coming back to Indiana a couple of days ago, I notice an inordinate amount of interest in the Colts (the local football team). Is this something that has been growing in the past few years? Has the social makeup of my family’s friends changed dramatically? Have I just never noticed it before?