Friday, May 6, 2011

It's a love game

When Caleb asked me to contribute to this blog, I was confused at why he asked me. I'm not a sports guru, I have nothing you haven't already heard from ESPN, I don't watch MLB/NHL and to top it off, I spent my last year in China -- if you asked me who won last year's World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, or NBA Finals, I would say "50/50 and phone-a-friend please." But what I hope to offer here are some biased views from a fan of sports. Yes, I said sports and I said fan. "How can you be a fan and not even watch?" ... Perhaps a better title would be a fan of the love of sports. Sports means different things to each of us. No one watches everything but the fact that I don't watch doesn't mean that I don't care about the significance of the Red Sox '03 Championship or cheer for Zenyatta. When sports becomes more than just about a player or a team and it transforms into something greater -- I love that. Some call it "bandwagoning" or being a "poser" like they own the moment because somehow they've "paid their dues" -- I call it a love affair. Some affairs last longer than others and some don't have affairs. It is what it is. That's sports. And that's why I love it.


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