I enjoyed the Olympics. I always do. Once every four years we pay attention to sports we usually ignore, among them swimming, track and field, volleyball, water polo and even boxing.
One of the reasons we get excited about the Olympics is because the sports are fresh and new. Ah. Haven't seen this since 2008.
Yet somebody always misconstrues our interest and dares to believe that a sport such as women's soccer can capitalize on Olympic popularity. Hey, let's start a pro league so it will become part of our customary sports landscape.
They're wrong. Not because soccer is boring or women's soccer is boring; it certainly wasn't in London. But because our sports landscape is full.
Most of us have regular TV shows -- doubled up on True Blood last week since I missed it the Sunday before -- and can't accommodate anything new without dropping something old.
Works that way in sports, too. As much as I enjoyed the Olympics, I'm not going to dump the NFL or NBA or college basketball or boxing or Major League Baseball or college football to make room for it.
The alternative is to become one of those TV dorks who sits in front of a set all weekend every weekend and during the week, too. Can't go out tonight, honey; need to watch while others live.
I have my sports, just enough of them.
And I don't have room for any more.