I admit it. I am a sports fanatic. The unfortunate truth is I do not necessarily like the average sports that most Americans spend hours watching. I do like college football and admit to watching a pro game here and there but I could really care less.
On the other hand, I will plan my nights around hockey games. I was jokingly told, during this year’s conference playoffs, that I was a bad date. Now, first, I was only out with a friend so there was no date going on at all. Second, the problem was I was not paying attention to his pool shots. I would literally walk away from the pool table to watch the hockey game on the television. Reception was not great so I did move closer to the TV to be able to see. It wasn’t like I was throwing the pool game – at least not the first couple. I was close to winning. I was shooting as best I could. I am not a huge pool player so I was happy when it was a challenge.
Needless to say, this summer has been a big sports fest for me. The World Cup soccer tournament has just recently finished up. Since the last World Cup tournament in 2006, I have become a runner. Consequently, I was running a race on the day of the final championship game. That is okay with me. Had I not been running, I would have been watching.
Then, overlapping with the end of the World Cup was the start of the Tour de France. Do not ask why I like this but I do. I hate missing coverage so much I watched coverage on my computer when I was not near a TV. I am enthralled with the stamina and skill that these athletes have. None of the stages are easy. None of the mountains are small. I love the idea of the team yet individual competition.
Do you like sports? Which ones would you watch?