As you would imagine, staying busy every week at the Falcoholic consumes a good bit of time, taking away from some of our normal hobbies. For me, my experimental meth-lab in my basement has sadly taken a back-seat to providing hot-takes and hosting a podcast with 5 listeners. I plan to use my time away to focus on the proper chemical concoctions that have made America great in the past.
I’ll have a rare opportunity not to stare at a computer or TV screen for ten hours on Sunday. A social life is always great too. Of course, football will still be on the mind because this sport is the best. I’m a simple New Yorker that likes having a social life, listening to podcasts, drinking cold pints, and watching the other beautiful football in Europe.
I think now would be a good opportunity to visit the western-lifestyle simulator I developed a while back. It’s an all-inclusive resort destination where we allow guests to live out some of their wildest fantasies alongside a population of some of the most sophisticated artificial intelligence known to man. It’s something I created in college as a side project, but I’ll bet they’ve missed me over the past several weeks. I hope nothing crazy has happened. Could you imagine if the robots revolted, what a mess that would be!
In my spare time not obsessing about NFL football, I have a variety of hobbies. Computer gaming is probably my favorite. Currently, I’m playing Civilization VI and The Witcher 3 (which is probably the best game of all time). I also dabble in Overwatch, Planetside 2, and Subnautica. If you haven’t played any of these games, I encourage you to do so. My other hobby is competitive airsoft, which is similar to paintball except that the focus is more centered around military-simulation (milsim). I just recently returned from an Ohio vs. Kentucky game. Spoiler alert: Ohio won.
I enjoy reading fiction, watching a few college football games, hunting the most dangerous game, and spending precious time with family. For me, there’s nothing better than sitting down for a quiet read, watching one of the top college games of the week, giving a lost man a small caliber gun and a three hour head start, and valuable family time. These wonderful bye weeks are a great time to reflect on what really matters and not worry quite as much about the Falcons.
I don’t believe in bye weeks. I shut myself in a dark room and won’t let myself come back out until I’ve watched 34 straight Falcons games. That’s how I stay fresh for the rest of the season, and how I keep at the heart of me a pocket of deep despair.
How are you getting through a Falcons-less Sunday tomorrow?