Louis C.K. this week appeared on the podcast of King of Hollywood Bill Simmons to promote the third season of “Louie”. In addition to extended discussions of boxing, THE FIGHTAH OF THE TOWN MICKEY FACKIN’ WAAAHHHD and BAHHSTAN comedians, Louis revealed that even though he’s a Patriots fan, he rooted for the Giants to win Super Bowl XLII. Here’s the exchange from about the 25-minute mark.
Simmons: You watched Pacquiao vs. Bradley and were, I’m sure, horrified like the rest of us.
Louis: Yeah, but I love the stories, you know?
Simmons: You were in on Bradley, then?
Louis: No, I don’t think he won the fight, but I’m glad it happened the way it did, because it’s a great story. It’s like… I’m a Patriots fan, but the year they went undefeated, I really wanted the Giants to beat them in the Super Bowl.
Louis: It’s just a better story.
Louis: It’s more traumatic, it’s more fun. And I also like watching my team handle losing. It’s a great thing to watch.
Louis makes a habit of trading on the comedic possibilities of despair and letdown, so it’s not surprising that he would be intrigued by the idea of crushing disappointment for a potential historic juggernaut that fell just short. Right there with you, Louis, especially when it’s the Greatriots. Sure, this probably makes Louis a bad sports town and worthy of a book to the face, but more than likely Louis C.K. isn’t overly concerned with following the tenets of being a good fan.