Season . . . Must . . . Start . . . Now!
Raving Obamaphile: Look at how inclusive our Fearless Leader is. Magnificent! The sheer Audacity! The Hope he brings! Surely we can't go wrong with someone who is open-minded enough to appreciate the world's most popular game? Surely he will rebuild the bridges burned by the current administration?
Joe USA Sportsfan: But just look at all those American basketballs siting on the rack--ignored, unloved! So lonely. Goddamn Euro-hippy-pinko-queer!
Me: Appreciates the game my ass--he likes West Freakin' Ham! Technique's not half bad though . . .
Raving Obamaphile: (zombie-like chanting) Change . . . hope . . . change . . . hope . . . change
Joe USA Sportsfan: (suspiciously) Wait a minute! I think I've seen something like this before. My Euro-commie Gaydar is going freakin' nuts!
Me: (helpfully) Uh, you mean this guy?
Raving Obamaphile: Change . . . (pause) . . . #%(*#@!
Joe USA Sportsfan: Yeah, that's the one! Wait a minute--isn't that the same goddamn ball?