Everyone (unless you’ve been living under quite a large rock or you just don’t care at all) knows that the Super Bowl was yesterday and that the Giants beat the Patriots. (I honestly didn’t see that one coming, but who knows – I don’t study or analyze these things.) So I figured it was time to write a blog about sports, since I find it interesting that I haven’t written about them yet.
I’ve never been a big fan of sports, but I’d rather be physically playing a sport or watching it live than watching it on TV. If I had to pick a favorite sport, I’d have to say basketball, only because that’s the only game I can play or watch with any rudimentary understanding of what’s going on. I was also fairly decent at it back in middle school.
Football is almost totally incomprehensible to me, but I understand how people can get really involved in it and that it can take a good deal of intelligence to come up with game strategies… thereby destroying that “dumb jock” stereotype. Paper football is another story… I completely understand that game and enjoy playing it.
Baseball is also something I could never hope to understand. I don’t even like playing baseball (or softball, which is what they usually make the girls play). There’s something nerve-wracking about stepping up to that plate and preparing to hit the ball with the bat. Nine times out of ten, I can’t hit the ball, let alone muster the strength to send it sailing across the sky.
There’s also been some debate on whether or not cheerleading is a true sport. I would argue that it is… and that cheerleaders put a lot of effort into what they do. Unlike football, baseball, basketball, etc., there is no true “season” for cheerleading; it goes on all the time. Cheerleaders absolutely must remain in shape and physically fit in order to succeed at what they do. Yes, cheerleading isn’t something involving a ball, but it’s still a sport in my eyes. They go to competitions, and perform stunts that can sometimes be extremely strenuous.
My question for you is… do you like watching or playing sports? What’s your favorite one?