By Aaron Traister, REDBOOK
This was a rough sports weekend here in my home town of Philadelphia. Everything went all pear-shaped for the Phillies and the Eagles (although you could argue that the Eagles started the season pear-shaped and simply remained that way). I suddenly found myself without any real investment in the football season or the rest of the baseball playoffs... in early October. My first thought was, "It's going to be a long, parade-less winter," but then I made a personal inventory and discovered that there are lots of nice things about living in a city cloaked in professional athletic failure and embarrassment-especially for my wife, Karel.
See if my list of perks applies to you and the dejected sports fan in your life.
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1. More help around the house. During the playoffs it's easy to become a touch myopic and decide that your entire day revolves around watching the game. When someone asks, "What are youRead More »from 3 Benefits to Your Guys' Favorite Sports Team Doing Badly