Not that I should be shocked, because I'm continually reminded of just how weird people are and what bizarre things people will pay good money for, but I was totally shocked yesterday to discover that there is a big industry built up around people playing Playstation games professionally.
Don't get me wrong, I've seen The Wizard, I knew that video game tournaments existed...I just didn't know that there were Best Buy sponsored, single elimination, professional tourneys held in Turks and Caicos and broadcast on ESPN (the Ocho?) with play by play guys and video packages on all the finalists and everything.
So we're watching this for awhile...some pimply faced overweight weird dudes playing Madden Football...and I turn to Bob and say...
"If I knew that you were working toward this pro Madden player thing as a goal, I wouldn't have bitched so much about you always playing the PS2!"
And we laughed and laughed....because seriously, I still would have bitched.