I hate to sound like some cranky geezer shaking my bony fist and demanding those meddling kids get off my lawn, but ... no, scratch that. I actually kind of like it.
And so I will gladly indulge my inner cranky geezer for a moment, in response to the news that the Indianapolis public schools will have a two-hour delay Monday so their students can stay up and watch the Colts in the Super Bowl.
Might I say something here? Like, "Oh, pu-leeeze"?
I mean, really. The game starts at, what, 6:25 p.m.? Which means it's over about 10:30. So why the two-hour delay?
Why, back in my day -- when the snowdrifts were 10 feet high and we walked five miles to school through them, uphill, both ways -- the schools would never have dreamed of giving us a two-hour celebration delay. Of course, back in my day, nobody played Super Bowls that ended at 10:30 p.m. or World Series games that ended at 1 in the morning.
Still. We were tougher back then. I'm just sayin'.