i don't want to lose faith in sports. thats my issue. if it were about thrown games. or fixed games, i would be devastated.
As would I...I suppose it all comes down to one's ability to forgive...and what one is willing to forgive. My best friend swore off baseball during the 1994 strike and never returned. I don't think the Cubs (oddly, his favorite team!) cared when he didn't come back. Baseball as a whole has seen a growth in attendance since the strike, so nobody noticed when James quit going to games with me...except me. .
I am a girl so pardon me for reading this man post, However, I was not really a big sports fan in the past. (Probably due to the fact my older brothers were football players in school and the coaches treated me like one of them. No Thanks.)
Anyway, I tried to care when I first got married. I figured this pastime took up a good chunk of the weekend with my guy so I should get into it. (Plus this was 1991 when the bulls were hot and I was moving into the area.) Coming from Iowa there are no real teams, all of my siblings like different teams in all sports. The nephews mostly like chicago teams thanks to my hubby being a cool uncle).
I am lucky enough to have a guy that really only cares aboout his teams. He doesn't have to watch sports 24/7. So I start getting into basketball=Bulls world champs easy. Cubs= grama watched them on tbs so I at least had a background of that. Hockey (I love to watch them skate, but the rest is not to exciting), Came from a racing family yet really not into nascar. Occasionally watch part of the indy, but it is not the same anymore. But FOOTBALL, (NOT soccer, that's my bro-in-laws deal) But NFL, About 10 years ago, We are watching Thanksgiving game. Some player with thousands of $$$$$ around his overly chained neck. And his gold teeth show how back home the family is still cooking burgers on stove in the kitchen. Grandma looks poor as ever,probably because this young punk spent all his first salary on bling. Then there are rapes and wife beaters and just scum of the earth.
Now I know no one but me cares that I have boycotted football. But I just cut off all brain cells when nfl was the topic.
So I was ?lucky? enough to meet one of these guys in person through a former client. So now I have to know what is going on since this team is doing so well. So just when I think I'll give this another try, I love to watch the cubs and listen to Ronnie share our pain, so ,maybe football is all right. I just re-engage my brain to care about a team that doesn't care whether I am watching or not, and here it comes dog killing scum. Whinny I need more money players getting their deal and then crashing cars into light poles and fleeing the scene? (OR am I not up to date, did he loan his car to a buddy, because my friends drive my lambies all of the time.)
I love to hear about when players do good things. am I the only one that liked chris zorich and his huge food collections for needy on thanksgiving? Or how about the young guy on the colts whose mom still takes a train and a few buses to work with underprivilged people?
OKAY, I said I was a girl, but really it is hard to watch and give a crap when those "superstar heros" are such jerks!
The one I met seems like a nice guy, but I am almost afraid of the next time he calls that I will say "geez man what is wrong with your buddies?" Probably be the last gig I do for him then huh?
SO yeah sorry, I will try to stay out of the sports collumn.