Every four years the World Cup comes around. Every four years I vow to get serious about watching football. I find it endlessly fascinating. But usually, like a three year old wandering in the park, I find something new and shiney to distract me.
Not this year.
I've decided to simply pick a team in the Premiership and root for them. Unfortunately, I have no ties to any particular city or side. So in my own very American way, I am going to pick a club based on things that are very important to me but to my English brethren would probably appear quite daft.
It can't be Chelsea, Man United or Arsenal. This would be akin to rooting for the Yankees and that just won't do.
It can't be a London club. I'm just a small town boy at heart. This eliminates one hefty chunk of clubs.
Finally, the really daft part. They have to have a cool name. And if can't figure out my choice, check my club's name against the blog name. Get my drift?
So, say hello to the official EPL club of Drifting Through The Grift.
The Blackburn Rovers.
And to be really daft, yes, The Beatles song was probablly the clincher.
First match? Saturday against Portsmouth.