Being a diehard sports addict makes one subject to lots of highs and lows that one has very little, if any, influence over. It’s quite the wild ride, and perhaps it’s even more outrageous when you’re a Philadelphia sports fan. I’m not saying that I recommend this type of addictive, vicarious life; I just try to do justice to what is when I ruminate on it.
There are many among us who would—if we are to believe certain surveys and the urban myths attached to them—rather die than speak. Still, there are others among us (including yours truly, when in the mood) who are dying TO speak. Both are only slight exaggerations.