There are many kinds of tattoos that will age well: symbols like shamrocks or musical notes; a date to commemorate a loved one’s passing; butterflies and swirls. There are just as many that are fine initially but could easily become regrettable, like a girlfriend’s name. Sports-themed tattoos are no different. A team logo is probably harmless if you’re a fan; not so much if you’re the team’s coach.
Grantland’s Bryan Curtis, who was in Arizona for the Super Bowl, joins me to “talk about” the game’s unexpected stars and its media coverage. I also speak with college basketball coaches, such as Notre Dame’s Mike Brey, about the lack of offense in the sport.
If Deflategate has taught us anything, it’s that the two weeks before the Super Bowl can seem like two months. I was in my car the other day at various times and heard several sports talk radio hosts dedicate entire segments to PSI. “How can Bill Belichick not know about the very instrument with which his team traverses the field?” one host asked, almost poetically.