Thursday, June 4, 2009

Weekend Assignment #269: Good Sports

This week Karen wants to find out what kind of sports fans we are.

Weekend Assignment #269: Are you a sports fan? If so, what's your favorite? Do you follow many sports, just a few sports, or only one? If not, what is it about sports that leaves you cold?
Extra Credit: If your organization, your family or your friends had a mascot, who or what would it be?

I don't think I could be called a sports fan. I don't plan my weekends around sporting events on TV, though that could be due to the fact I work a lot of weekends. But still, I wouldn't do it anyway. I never envisioned myself growing up to be the guy who never gets dressed on a Sunday because there are too many football games to watch. Instead, I don't get dressed because I'm too lazy and want to watch Fletch for the 3,000th time in comfort.

However, there are some sports I do watch, I just don't plan my life around them. For the most part.

I watch golf. Okay, I said it. Make fun all you want. But, I don't watch every single tournament and require the house to be absolutely silent as I watch. If there aren't many golfers I find interesting playing that week, I'll just check in on it occasionally. Now, If it is one of the major tournaments; The Masters, The US Open, The PGA Championship or the British open, I will watch as much as possible. Those are the biggies. It's like having four Super Bowls a year. Sure, there is the Fed Ex Cup at the end of the year, but nobody really cares much about that. It really hasn't panned out like the PGA and Fed Ex had hoped. Sorry guys.

I also watch football, but I only watch the Chicago Bears, and sometimes NIU college games. I don't get all excited about watching the games on Sunday, no special preparations are done for snacks or anything. I just watch the games when they are on. Though, when the Bears made it to the Super Bowl a few years ago, Jenn and I made a special dip. Exciting! Jenn likes to make fun of me when I watch NIU play since I never went to a game when we went to school there. But they sucked then. Why would I go? I had better things to do on Saturdays, like sleep in and drink beer later.

That is about all the sports I watch. I will say that I find curling fascinating. I watched it a lot when our son was born and I was feeding him in the middle of the night. I don't understand a thing about it, but I find it hilarious that it is an Olympic event. Anything that you can play outside of a bar should not be awarding medals.

For the extra credit I can only come up with one thing, Spongbob Squarepants. It is always on TV in our house and he does look a lot like a mascot, don't you think?

That's all for me. What sports do you watch?


Florinda said...

You can borrow our mascot when we're not using him :-) - he's better than Spongebob.

Mike said...

Florinda: Thanks! I'll keep that in mind. :)

Call me Paul said...

I'm not sure I'm following your logic there. Are you saying that only sports played inside a bar should be in the Olympics?

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Golf and curling. Hey, why not? I think I watched 10 minutes of golf once.