For those of us with a high existential level of angst, terror and nausea, tomorrow will be one of those days when we wish we had never read Camus, Sartre, De Beauvoir, Nietszche or Heidegger.
Because the famous
Brentford are not a glamorous team, for most of my life we’ve played in front of 4,000 crowds in the lower leagues until we started to go through the ranks about 12 years ago.
Twelve years ago. About the same time that a certain White Paper was published. We went on the rise around the same time as Bitcoin, probably the
I was born two miles away from the Brentford ground
Last year I would have been at Wembley again to see us lose to arch-rivals Fulham in exactly the same game after qualifying for the Championship play-offs… but you may have noticed the current pandemic.
Supporting Brentford and never winning a play-off final fundamentally rules my life; it’s the hope that kills you, but I really hope we win tomorrow. Please pray with me. It’s about time.
As forementioned, the likes of Brentford are unlikely to ever play in the Champions’ League, but it’s the ride that we love, the hope that a miracle might happen. When it comes to HODL, football fans have always known it, Brentford fans even more.
And as it is in football, so it is with crypto. Whether Satoshi Yakomoto was or is a Brentford fan is open to interpretation, but that 12-year thing is pretty weird; nearly as weird that an individual created Bitcoin.
But for every Bitcoin and
Fulham want to be Dogecoin, but they never will be… more like an eternal S**tcoin – not that I’m bitter.
But there are connections here. Football is notoriously fickle and volatile, some teams come from nowhere, others sink without a trace. Some have huge investment, others operate on so-called shoestrings. Even the fans are similarly evangelist or ever-cynical. Sound familiar?
FUD is also a staple of supporting a football club. Believe me, with 26 hours to go at time of writing, I have FUD like I’ve never known about the game tomorrow. Unfortunately, I can’t cash out or step back, the only exchange I can opt out of is if I don’t agree with our manager’s substitutions.
Alt coins will ulitmately topple Bitcoin and the current cryptocurrencies that want to be part of a separate
As for this writer’s obsession with his alt football team, there’s only one thing for it. Get to the ground, force a smile, put a funnel in my mouth and pour as much alcohol into it before and during the game hoping there will be no volatility, only an early goal for us and a walk in the park.
As I said, please pray for me.
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