As expected, my plan to talk about Twitter just sort of evaporated. Events of the weekend overtook me. Namely, my hubby's obsession with the World Series. May I just say I do not care? Oh, I do actually enjoy it a teeny bit when it's the LAST game. But this was game three. Not pivotal so far as I'm concerned.
And yet the man had to watch it. The game was rain delayed, which meant it started late. And then it finished really late. Probably 1 AM Central. I don't know because I went to bed. Hubby stayed up for the whole thing. (Though tonight he decided to go play on the computer instead of finishing Game 4 — odd, hmm?)
I have to admit, however, that I do find an almost 46 yr old pitcher too cool for words. Jamie Moyer of the Philadelphia Phillies. This is his first World Series, which I find fascinating given his record with the Majors, and he's a lefty. THAT'S what interests me about baseball. Human drama.
That's probably why I love baseball movies but don't much care for baseball itself. Baseball movies have so much drama, don't they? Bull Durham is my favorite, probably followed by The Rookie. I also love For the Love of the Game and The Natural. A League of Their Own is pretty cool too. I am not so much a Field of Dreams fan, however.
Is it just me, or is this World Series stuff mostly a Mars thing? Because, aside from Jamie Moyer, I just don't get it. I'd rather watch paint dry. I'd rather watch paint dry than watch most sports, come to think of it. I get excited when the stakes are HIGH. Last year's Superbowl? Too cool. Loved it. I suppose, knowing me, if the Phillies get within true striking distance, I'll get excited because I want the ancient (by sports standards) guy to win.
So, opinions about sports? About the World Series? Football? (Please take a moment to think of me tonight; Hubby is having a Monday Night Football party. I'm sure I'll eat the food, say “rah rah” and disappear.)
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We don’t get much baseball over here… I’m more of a tennis gal myself and could (and do) spend hours watching various championships on TV. Here in Andalucia everyone’s really into a sport called padel which is like a cross between tennis and squash and is played with a sort of bat thing. Odd, but fun to play!
My husband is a rugby fan – hmm, any excuse to go to the local rugby club and drink with the boys!!
I like to go to baseball games, but watching them on tv is torture. I guess I like the atmosphere, the popcorn, the nachos, the… wait a second. Maybe I just like stadium food. Hmm… well, anyway, I do like to watch football. I like the pro teams, not college ball. I find its safer that way, especially around here.
Lucy, my hubby will watch tennis too! The man even watches golf! Sick I tell you. *g*
SP, I think you like stadium food. *g* I’m with you on the football. I know it’s sacrilege around these parts, but I just can’t get into college ball. Bama is #2, which is cool I suppose, but the pros make it look so artistic. I’d rather watch them.
I love watching sports! I especially love watching college football. I’ll watch tennis, baseball, PRO football, beach volleyball, and so on. There’s something about the competitive nature of sports, being the best, outwitting your opponent, that sense of victory whether you live it vicariously through someone else or not.
Sports bring out our innate desire to excel, to prove our strength, vitality. I think it has to do with survival of the fitist, a primitive urge to achieve/prove greatness, and controling our own phsyical power and limitations without having to go to war and promote utter chaos in order to do it.
Think about the Greeks, mythogical gods and the first Olympics, which were held to uplift and glorify human strength as an earthly ritual to put man on a pedastal, in a sense making him equal to the gods.
Physical power is an awesome thing. Learning to harness that power and channel it, even more extraordinary, which I think is the reason we are so enthralled with the sports phenomenon. 🙂
ROFL, Kathy! Obviously you understand Mars pretty well. 😉
Oh, and since the Phillies are up 3 games to 1, and the next could clinch it, I’ll probably have to watch some of it. Not all of it, necessarily. 🙂 Hubby was rooting for the Rays because it’s their first time up, but I’m all for glorifying 40+ professional athletes.
I’ve been pulling for the Rays too. What’s with that Phillie’s guy hitting two homeruns and knocking 3 people in anyway? 🙂
Oh! Colts tonight!!! Go Peyton Manning!!! Sounds like fun.
Lucy: Tell your husband to toss a pint back for me.
SP: Baltimore’s Camden Yards has a Micro Brewery in it. Ah, baseball games I sort of remember…
Kathy: Be careful, you are making a married man all giddy (LOL).
Honey: Thanks for tolerating my love of watching sports.
It’s the least I can do, sweetie. 🙂