57 thoughts on “Any Sports Fans?”

  1. Trinity Waters:
    Back in the day, I loved tennis.  Fancied that I served like Borg, had the grit of Connors, emoted like John, and was indomitable.  Sadly, I was alone in my fancies.

    You most certainly were not! I enjoyed bad boys Connors and McEnroe as well and miss them still. They had a passion for the game that has never been surpassed save for Federer who was brilliant yet behaved himself.

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    What are your favorite sports?  Hockey, college ball (football and basketball) golf, disc golf

    What teams or athletes are your faves?  Carolina Hurricanes, NC State

    Can soccer be considered a sport? Sure, I just don’t care for it

    What sports did you play? Were you any good? Golf and disc golf and no I’m not any good. Was a cheerleader from 4th grade thru high school (not considered a sport in those days)

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  3. I am a committed observer of sports. Its just that I am not committed to any single sport for a long time (anymore). As a young man I was a fan(atic) of the Miami Dolphins — living there before and after the expansion team arrived. I bought a pack of end zone season tickets from the local 7-11 for 77 cents a game. I could go on and on about my football obsession from ages 11 to 27. Life intervened and I limited my viewing time to major events. Then my mid-life crisis had me following baseball more closely. The rhythms of the game seemed to mimic life better and one could take comfort in the fact that “success” was hitting safely 3 in 10 times, the number of games and chances was such that the law of large numbers could be relied upon, nothing was “do or die” before mid-September. Finally I have spent more attention following amateur events that people engage in mostly for the pleasure of challenging themselves. If it weren’t for a few web sites and social media, these challenges would go completely unnoticed by anyone. But they celebrate the individual and the freedom to challenge themselves, take risks, and get no reward other than personal satisfaction and the regard of a few people paying attention.

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  4. Rodin:
    I am a committed observer of sports. Its just that I am not committed to any single sport for a long time (anymore).

    I went through a similar metamorphosis with politics. I became a committed individualist with Trump who is obviously neither a Democrat or Republican but it happened to me in the sports community as well.

    Love the Pats (Brady/Belichick), love the Yankees (retired Jeter and Gregorius), Wings and Capitals fan (the retired Yzerman and Ovechkin), snowboarder fan of ‘most excellent dude’ Sean White, and I’m even leaning towards the Sacramento Kings because I admire Curry. I still miss Tiger and hate Rory McIlroy (although of Northern Irish descent myself).

    If the great Walter “Sweetness” Payton was still with us, I’d have to rank da Bears on my top ten list as well. :))

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  5. This man is my hero:

    He’s Nick Skelton. Why has he lost his British stiff upper lip, you say? Sixteen years after he broke his C1 vertebra in a jumping accident (the same injury as Christopher Reeve), he became the oldest British individual Olympic gold medalist at age 58.  I took up riding at age 52 and promptly needed rotator cuff surgery from a fall. I began to compete two years ago at 55. If Nick Skelton can do it after fracturing a vertebrae, so can I.  It’s never too late to accomplish something.

     

    I also like the Detroit Tigers (Bless You Boys!) and the Chicago Cubs.

    Lou Gehrig = dreamboat

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  6. 9thDistrictNeighbor:
    This man is my hero:

    He’s Nick Skelton. Why has he lost his British stiff upper lip, you say? Sixteen years after he broke his C1 vertebra in a jumping accident (the same injury as Christopher Reeve), he became the oldest British individual Olympic gold medalist at age 58.  I took up riding at age 52 and promptly needed rotator cuff surgery from a fall. I began to compete two years ago at 55. If Nick Skelton can do it after fracturing a vertebrae, so can I.  It’s never too late to accomplish something.

    I also like the Detroit Tigers (Bless You Boys!) and the Chicago Cubs.

    Lou Gehrig = dreamboat

    Quit horsing around. This is for real sports. The ones with cheerleaders and mascots. 😉

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  7. 10 Cents:
    Quit horsing around. This is for real sports. The ones with cheerleaders and mascots. 😉

    Hey, equestrian sports feature men and women in tall leather boots and very tight pants. Also, crops, bats or whips…depending on the size. I think that covers it.

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  8. 9thDistrictNeighbor:

    10 Cents:
    Quit horsing around. This is for real sports. The ones with cheerleaders and mascots. 😉

    Hey, equestrian sports feature men and women in tall leather boots and very tight pants. Also, crops, bats or whips…depending on the size. I think that covers it.

    Now, I will never get Mike off this thread. You don’t play fair, 9th.

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  9. 9thDistrictNeighbor:

    EThompson:
    You have opened up a whole new can of Strongyles .

    I’ve shoveled my share of manure. Comes with the territory. However, if your horse has parasites you’re not worming him properly.  Just say’n.

    Do you have a horse? Domestic or Imported? How is the gas mileage with the hay?

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  10. 10 Cents:
    Do you have a horse? Domestic or Imported? How is the gas mileage with the hay?

    We actually have two. My son’s horse is an import, mine is a good old domestic.  We lease them…just like a car.

    Since horses are hind-gut fermenters, there is always plenty of gas…mileage.  The funniest thing is when a horse spooks himself with his own farts. Jet-propulsion, don’t cha know.

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  11. Baseball and football.

    Pete Rose and Don Meredith.

    No. If soccer were hard it would be called rugby.

    Little League baseball. I wasn’t bad. Was All-District in football and All-State honorable mention my senior year. And played rugby while stationed at Norfolk, VA.

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