I spent the day on Sunday launching Starbeam, sailing her around the marina, having brunch at a friend's house, then spending the rest of the day hanging out with my Toddler son. I saw perhaps a dozen people I knew outside of my family.
Now, they couldn't have known that I had Tivo'd the Luna Rossa/BMWO race from that morning. I knew which websites to avoid and I didn't read my Paul Cayard update on my Blackberry. So, I didn't know who won and I didn't want to know who won until I watched it.
And nobody told me all day! Try that with the Super Bowl.
For everybody who bemoans that our sport isn't universally beloved and followed on a daily basis by ESPN, keep this little anecdote in mind and be careful what you wish for.