Well, this one's a little tough for me, because I watch absolutely no sports whatsoever. Oh, I'm glued to every event at the Olympics every couple of years and not just because of Michael Phelps' abs. I just love seeing the world's best athletes come together for some of the most intense competition in all of athletics. And I'll watch a chick sport like ice skating when I stumble across it in winter, but other than that I watch zip. Nadda. Nothing. Zilch. Hubby's the same way. It's one of the reason's I married him. Pre-Hubby I dated a man who was intense about his football, and I decided right then and there I was not going to be a football widow for the rest of my life.
It's tough being a non sports fan in Kentucky. Apparently, the eleventh commandment is Thou Shalt Root For The Wildcats because just about everyone in this state bleeds Wildcat blue...except for me, the two University of Tennessee fans at church and the llone brave University of Louisville fan at work. Even if you didn't graduate from U.K. you are expected to Go Big Blue from November to March. My favorite time to go to a restaurant in the winter is during a U.K. game. That's because everyone else is at home watching TV. You can get any table you want at Red Lobster, no waiting, during a Kentucky game. It is bliss for those of us who like a garlic biscuit better than a rebound. I must say I do enjoy the NCAA tournament because there are so many upsets and Cinderella wins. And oddly enough, I'm pretty decent at picking the tournament winners. I won the office pool a couple of years ago. What is it they say? Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn.
So what teams do I cheer for? Any team that involves a child I know. While I don't give two figs for most televised sports, I love watching live games that involve my kid or someone else's. This athlete is my passion. I've cheered through a year of T-ball, two years of softball and three years of competitive cheer leading. I'm the loudest fan in the stands when she's playing...or my friends' kids are playing....or my favorite special Olympian S. is playing. Heck, I love it when the church volleyball team plays. If it's live and I know you, I'm there for you. However, if it's a Saturday in December and Red Lobster is having a ShrimpFest, well, you'll have to look elsewhere. I'll be at the corner table eating a garlic biscuit..or two.