NFL Inspires Preemptive Irritation

Favre? Manning? Jets and insufferable NYC media? Ugh, ugh, ugh
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2010 5:11 AM CST
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sunday’s NFL conference championship games provide the impetus for Katie Baker to vent her preemptive irritation: No matter the result, we’re all in for two weeks of tiresome crap about something(s): Brett Favre, Brett Favre versus Peyton Manning, the New York Jets and their tiresome media and fan contingents, etc., etc. “It’s OK to feel that way,” Baker writes for the Awl. “You’re preemptively irritated, and so am I.”

“Preemptive irritation,” she continues, “sounds like something that might be listed in the sotto-voce string of embarrassing side effects in an over-lawyered pharmaceutical ad.” And hers isn’t confined to the NFL. She’s already chapped by the upcoming ensemble rom-com Valentine’s Day, Apple’s 2012 innovation, and Vampire Weekend’s next album, the threat of which has forced like-minded folk to cancel “your Internet connection for the entirety of 2012 just to be safe.”

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