Wages of cosmopolitanism

It’s been a long time since I lived in a city whose football team I was a partisan of (and then it was the Lions, which will undermine your very capacity for sports partisanship). Now I live in the Bay Area, where two lousy teams block up the Sunday football spots on TV. Most poignantly, today sees this programming adjustment: National Fox broadcast – Giants (5-1) vs. Steelers (5-1); Regional Fox broadcast – Seahawks (1-5) vs. Forty-Niners (2-5). I’m sure there are people in the area who would prefer to see the latter game. But my years of abstract dwelling in the cosmopolis leave me completely unable to sympathize with such rubes and hayseeds.