The race should reawaken Germans' interests in politics as a spectacle, as something of a sports competition that's more fun than the Merkel-era snoozefests
, even though voters shouldn't expect an American-style smackdown, given the traditional importance of a wonkish command of policy issues.
But unfortunately, those snoozefests
(officially known as "social jet lag") mess with your circadian rhythm, aka your internal clock.
And when it comes to a snoozefests
, Hiddink showed Louis van Gaal isn't the only Dutchman who knows how to make football dull.
But they're snoozefests
. Ask their players what atmosphere they would prefer, what pushes their buttons more.
Survey results can be snoozefests
when companies fail to look at new markets or ask questions in provocative ways.
Even though I absolutely detest the idea of football being turned into the sort of stop-start, five-hour snoozefests
you associate with the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins, what happened on Saturday is probably the best argument yet for introducing TV evidence.