SEAHAWKS TO PLAY IN SUPER BOWL – A SOMBER PAUL ALLEN REALIZES YOU CAN’T BUY YOUR WAY OUT OF GEEKINESS AFTER ALL
This is why rich guys buy sports teams, isn’t it? So that when your team of world class athletes accomplishes something spectacular like going to the Super Bowl, you become different. You become a hero, too, right? All those cheerleaders who snubbed you in high school? Guess what? You have a SQUAD of cheerleaders working for you now, and cheering on your team.
Plus, it is real in a sense. If it hadn’t been for you, none of this would have happened. It was your decisions ultimately, and your money, (plus around 500 million from Washington state taxpayers), that made this day possible.
At the conclusion of the game yesterday, Channel 8 got a sound bite from Paul Allen, and a couple of things were immediately clear:
1. If he had a girlfriend in high school, it was because he built one out of computer parts.
2. No matter how many yachts you buy, and how well you play Eric Clapton’s old guitar, you can not, (repeat) not buy your way out of geekiness. Paul Allen seemed almost like he was realizing it right on camera: “Gosh, the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl, and that still doesn’t make me cool.” Relax, Paul, embrace the geekiness. That’s what the rest of us do.