How to Handle Your School's Football Obsession When You Don't Care
Endure the mass hysteria known as football season with these mildly subversive tactics.
Step 1: Tweak the team colors Forced to wear team colors to show your school spirit? Wear shades that are close, but a little bit off. You'll feel like less of a lemming without pissing off the football jocks.
Step 2: Ditch the pep rallies Ditch the pep rallies however you can. If anyone asks where you were, whisper "stomach troubles" and they'll leave you alone.
TIP: No way to escape the pep rally? Stay seated when the team enters as your silent protest.
Step 3: Keep photos handy Scan the internet for funny, weird, or shocking photos to keep on your phone. Anytime someone wants to talk football, use them to change the subject.
Step 4: Start a group Vent with like-minded people in an "I Hate Football" group. Make plans together for game nights, when the rest of a town is at the stadium.
Step 5: Have a happy place When all else fails, have a happy place to go to in your head when everyone around you is boring you to tears with their football obsession. And remember: sooner or later, you'll graduate!
FACT: TV star Ryan Seacrest played football for the Dunwoody High School Wildcats in Atlanta.