First, it is Twenty 20.
Then there is the fact that as we wrote last week, the whole franchise system and players like Kieron Pollard having a choice of whom to represent makes the tournament a bit farcical.
Finally, the tournament is so heavily weighted in favour of the IPL sides that we are surprised that the other teams aren't required to take the field blindfolded.
So we really couldn't give a monkey's left bollock about the Champions League.
But Somerset's win over Kolkata caused us to momentarily halt our antipathy.
Let's face it Somerset would probably finish second in one horse race, so there couldn't have been much hope for a side shorn of its England players Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler, without its talismanic captain and star batsman Marcus Trescothick and also deprived of the services of the aforementioned mercenary Pollard.
But led by Peter Trego - who may have bagged an IPL contract into the bargain - they did an impressive impersonation of David to beat the Goliath that is Kolkata and their international stars including Jacques 'toupee' Kallis, Brett Lee, Yusuf Pathan and Shakib al-Hasan.
Having been forced to care about something that would feature prominently in our Room 101 list, we are now worried that this might extend itself to other things such as Manchester United, Jordan (no, not the country) and Ed Miliband.
That is quite a frightening thought.
Cricket zeroes: The Harlot (a.k.a The Freelance Cricketer)
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