FOOTBALL: Do you prefer college or pro football? It pretty much depends where you are. If you live in Philadelphia, chances are pretty good you are a pro football fan. If you live in Oklahoma (anywhere in Oklahoma) you are almost assuredly a college fan. There is really no wrong answer to which is better, except that college football is better. (And no, I DON’T live in Oklahoma.)
BASEBALL: Didn’t there use to be a sport named baseball? Whatever happened to that?
TENNIS: Now this sport is finally getting somewhere. At the U.S. Open Serena Williams blew up at a line judge. That was fun! It made for some great sound bites…. “I’m gonna take this ball and jam it down your $@&*# throat.”
No sport is REAL until the players totally lose it.
Not to be outdone, during the same tournament, the normally catatonic Roger Federer swore at the chair umpire. Now THAT was news. He may have the calmest outward demeanor in the history of sports. He is the kind of guy you WISH would blow up once in a while. Now that he has actually done that, I wish I had not wished for that. It just seemed way beneath him…
SOCCER & WOMENS BASKETBALL: see “Baseball”
BASKETBALL: You know what? Nobody really cares who wins. We just want to see LeBron and Kobe in action. Not Shaq though, he is too old, too slow.
GOLF: Are you like me? Do you continue to root for Tiger even though he has all the money on the planet? Why do we do that?
LACROSSE: Now we are getting somewhere. It is time to jump on to the lacrosse bandwagon. This game is virtually nonstop action with lots of physical contact thrown in for the ‘violence-oriented.” It may never replace football as a sport to watch, but as a sport to play? You betcha!
ANYTHING ‘X-GAME’: Are you guys nuts, or what? Going over a high-jump bar on a motorcycle? How did that ever become a sport? Are lots of people doing that?
Did I leave any sports out? Bowling? Badminton? Curling?
That was intentional…