For some people, football may already be over … It could be that they only care about college football, or they are die-hard fans of one particular NFL team and can’t be bothered to talk about football now that their team has been knocked out of the playoffs.
For a lot of people, though, football is just beginning. Now is the time that it’s a more common work topic. Suddenly Fridays at work are “show your passion for your favorite team!” You hear people on Mondays talking about the games that happened. Tuesdays it’s died down, except for an occasional comment. Thursday and Friday it’s back in the hallway chatter.
All fine and dandy if you’re into football, idle chatter and/or reduced productivity.
But what if you don’t know squat about the games?
Here are three generic comments that will get someone blabbering away mindlessly about the game, leaving them to think you know what you’re talking about, and at your whim you can cut off the person with a quick, “oh shoot – I have to run. Meeting time!”
- Call me crazy, but I just don’t think Kim Kardashian is worthy of all the attention she gets.
The person will probably respond by talking about Kaepernick’s running ability (and tough to spell name). Just remember, you are in control, fake meetings can be very urgent.
- Ugh, that call in the fourth quarter made me question whether Anquan Boldin really does have a nice tushy or not. Don’t say anything, I’m inconsolable.
Of course the person will return your comment by talking about the missed defensive play that allowed the Ravens to score on such a last minute bomb of a throw – but stick to your guns, Q’s tushy – hot or not? NOT!
- I still don’t see Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen – Katniss wouldn’t be built like her.
Then the predictable response, would the Seahawks even be here if RGIII’s knee was 100%? Talk about cliche.
Stick with these three simple, generic football commentary items and you’ll BS with the best in the office!