The only thing I have to say about that is that I realized this week that I know a lot more about Quidditch than I do about football (I'm not alone, either, says the Internet). As in, I could, I'm pretty sure, tell you all the positions on a quidditch team and roughly what they're responsible for, but while watching a "wide receiver" interviewed on the Colbert Report, I had to google to find out if there are also "narrow receivers". I've already forgotten the answer, because what I found was a Wikipedia page that totally blew my mind. There are eleven players allowed on the field for each team at a time (I had already learned *that* earlier in the week when I googled to figure out why the number '12' was showing up in shop windows all over the place; the bakery had finally helped me out by labeling their cookies "12th man cookies" so I had something useful to google on instead of just '12' or '12 football' or 'what does 12 have to do with football?'... honestly, before I saw that at the bakery, I had assumed that the most beloved/depended on/import member of the Seahawks team wore the number '12'!) but the crazy part is, there are THREE DIFFERENT GROUPS OF ELEVEN for EACH team. How bizarre!!! It sounds like each player only ever plays one position! Either they're a defense person, or an offense person, or a "kicking" person!
In baseball, you have to play whether your team is up to bat or in the outfield, right? (Check out my sports lingo! "Outfield"! "Up to bat"!)
We weren't watching the game (although the day before, when the subject came up, Shmoogie expressed a desire to "watch the Seahawks movie"), but Mr. Right was occasionally checking the score on his phone, so we knew the Seahawks were winning. It was when he reported 38-6, or something like that, that I said, "Oh, so they've got it, then." Followed by a surge of doubt, "Or, is there something like the Golden Snitch that can turn it all around at the last second?"
There isn't, I don't think. At any rate, the Seahawks did win, as I'm sure you know, and we soon heard fireworks and a dull cheering kind of roar from somewhere. And then there were blue and white jerseys all over school today at pickup (when the kids usually aren't wearing their coats, no matter how cold it is, so you can actually see their shirts).