The dreaded Red Menace from the North is descending upon our sleepy, innocent village to corrupt our morals, disrespect our women and kidnap our children.
And I love every minute of it!
Regular readers of my blog may remember that I am partial to epic struggles between dichotomous forces. So tonight's 7:00 meeting/brawl between the Ohio Bobcats and the Miami Redhawks is right up my alley.
Who can't possibly enjoy a rivalry between in-state rivals? They're the bad guys and we're the good guys. They are the haves and we are the have-nots. They are the Goliaths and we are the Davids (although, let it be known that Ohio leads the all-time meetings between the two).
The weather is nice, the Indians began Spring Training yesterday and I am wearing my new Indians Spring Training jersey but for at least a 2 hour time-span today, I will be in a cramped, hot Arena watching a sport that I don't particularly care that much about.
Such is the power of the inter-collegiate rivalry. By identifying that we hate "them" it completely re-defines "us" and makes us a little greener.
Basically, the whole reason I have babbled about the Red Menace up to this point (aside from the fact that I have nothing to write about today) is so that I could link the Post's excellent editorial today.
As a Backdropper, I share a special distrust for The Post and all of its Posty ways but I must say that this editorial is absolutely magical and just makes me even more excited for tonight's game. Well done, Post.
And I'll see everyone at tonight's clash between good and evil.