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Embarrassing sports fan moments

I do not know anything about college football.  I realize that it is incredibly unimportant to you that I do not really care about said sport.  My point is that there are many others like me.  You encounter us every day, whether you know it or not.  

At our annual staff lunch just before Christmas, one of our leaders got up and told a lengthy joke about Houston Nutt.  About 40 staff were in attendance, exactly 4 laughed.  I think two of those laughed either because they assumed it was a bad pun on his name (despite this being a church staff) or because they thought they should.  The other two were the joke teller and the Sr. Pastor, who is from Arkansas.  I had a vague notion of who Nutt was, but thoroughly enjoyed the awkward moment while wondering why the intrepid comedian thought a varied group of church workers would find a college football joke so funny.  Memo to self:  when emceeing a company function, don't assume that everyone has the same interests as you...

I'm sure that I have embarrassed myself many times in this way when discussing the Rangers.  I'm certain mostly because I can't think of a time when it happened...which surely means that it happened and I didn't even know.  During bowl season be careful what you say.  Personally, I'm going to make myself pick about 2 or 3 people toward which I blurt out "pitchers and catchers report today!" when the time comes.

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