Sunday, September 24, 2006

What is happening to me ?

Watching sports have always been huge in my life. I was the kid that faked the Sunday morning sleep-in and/or flu for years to get out of going to Mass so I could watch every NFL game on Sundays. You name the sport (except nascar....sorry not a sport) and I watched it joyfully. Pre-game, post-game, heck I didn't have to any emotional investment to love watching.

It has been happening a little bit more each year, indifference has begun to creep in. My heavens I took a nap during the Cougar game today and once the game was in hand I switched off to read and work on my writing.


At 2:31 PM, Blogger Lief said...

A) Good for you. I watched two games back to back yesterday and I felt like I was coming down with something. Tired and sick.
I am fine today, I swear it negatively affects my health.

B) If NASCAR isn't a sport then what is it?
1) It is certainly physically difficult. Arguably more-so than any other sport (with the possible exception of water-polo). I have done indoor Kart racing which lasted 10 minutes and my arms hurt for days after. I was wiped by the time I was through my second 10 minute binge.
2) It certainly leads to undue fame and riches for the propieters and atheletes.
3) It is no less of a sport than horse-racing (named the sport of kings) where the whipped ostensibly does all the work and the whipper just rides.

Granted, I can't possibly tolerate 3 hours of circular racing the same as many other "northerners" but I am curious why it is commonly thought of as "not a sport".

At 4:21 PM, Blogger William A. Smith said...

I'd say the difference between Nascar and horse racing is the combustion engine :) yeah a drivers arms might be sore steering, but swap that for saddle thank you.

I look at it as an activity, does it take actual athletic ability to drive or just endurance?

Thanks for already making me think more about Nascar than I have my entire life ...geez

As for watching sports...caught the hawks game yesterday and then promptly when out for an hour walk...felt great and what I beautiful day, way too good to be indoors the whole time...Now I need to get up on a bike.

p.s. back to if they rode those kart racing cars around a full track for 3 hours, that might be fun :)

At 10:54 PM, Anonymous Margy said...

Definitely get a bike William. Jim and I bought ourselves new bikes a couple of months back and it is the most fun I have had in a long time. It was also the first new bike I have ever owned. I love riding and am getting better at hills. Not much choice living in Newport Hills.


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