This weekend begins my favorite time of year. It marks the return of high school, college and NFL football.
Combined with the pennant races in Major League Baseball and many other sports, it is a cornucopia of sports participation and television viewing that lifts every fan's spirit. There are certain circles where this phenomenon is not as welcome. I once represented a hard-core sports fan in a spoof on the Roseanne Barr show whose wife was suing him for alienation of affections on the grounds that his couch obsession was ruining their marriage.
Gloria Allred represented the wife and the debate was lively. I'm happy to say we prevailed.
I used to say that the health of my profession rests on the irrationality of middle-aged men. If they used the same business judgment that they used in spending time and money in their primary work that they do in relation to sports, our country would be in even worse economic shape.