Probably you already know this.
I mean, even I knew about it - I was just too lazy to try.
But... the hell with that.
On the bottom of every non-personal email that I (and you) get, there is a magic button that gives you a superpower.
It's like flying, or turning into the Hulk.
It's the "unsubscribe" link.
It's usually in 6 point type and hidden in a paragraph at the very bottom of a mass generated email from a company or group that got your email address from another company or group that said they'd never give away your email address to another company or group.
See where the arrow points?
Open your email right now and... see that one from that group you never heard of? The one asking for a donation or announcing some convention in Houston?
Open it and find their unsubscribe link at the bottom.
This takes about 10 seconds longer than simply deleting, but IT FEELS SO MUCH BETTER.
Click on that link.
It'll usually take you to another page, and sometimes that page will be covered with confusing copy designed to frustrate you, but somewhere on that page is the actual "unsubscribe" button.
That's the real one.
You click on that one and YOU'RE OFF THEIR STUPID LIST.
But here's what I do, and what I suggest you try too because this is really the point.
Just before you click on that unsubscribe link, yell something like:
STOP THROWING STUPID INTERCEPTIONS JAY CUTLER YOU FREAKING IDIOT (click).
HEY TRESTMAN, STOP SAYING "WE'RE NOT A VERY GOOD FOOTBALL TEAM RIGHT NOW" AND INSTEAD ACTUALLY MAKE IT HAPPEN (click).
You can even quote Dick Butkus:
DICK BUTKUS SAID "I WOULDN'T EVER SET OUT TO HURT ANYONE DELIBERATELY UNLESS IT WAS, YOU KNOW... IMPORTANT. LIKE A LEAGUE GAME OR SOMETHING. (click)
You're more powerful than a locomotive.
You pounded the bad guys, Lois Lane gave you a big smooch, you got that Bears disgust off your chest AND you won't get an email from that group again.
Of course, if you subscribe to my blog, you'll see the same thing at the bottom of the email from my service.
If you're tired of reading my stuff then go ahead and click.
I'm just... doing whatever I can to help you through this awful season.