Recent football news from New England reminds me of a story a Boston friend told me years ago, about another friend, an avid Marxist who drove a cab.
Our Bolshevik cabbie picked up a fare who happened to be a judge, who asked for a ride along the Charles to Newton.
To break the ice, His Honor ventured, "How about them Pats?"
Without missing a beat, young Trotsky responded, "Professional sports are a ploy of the bourgeoisie, designed to pull the wool over the eyes of the working class."
They finished the ride in silence.
And no, the cabbie wasn't Andy Kaufman.