a reply to: Shepard64
Hmm... Really interesting seeing that a lot of posters who played sports don't like watching them, I'm the exact opposite! Wasn't good at basketball,
which I really really wanted to be. Im kind of a clumsy person, physically uncoordinated (unless I'm sitting behind a drumset) and never really
excelled at sports while younger.
In high school, I tried most of them, but got bored with (american) football since the coaches just put me on as a lineman. Oh, just uh... hit the guy
in front of me? That's it? Every time? Ok... I'll finish the season and thats about it.
The only thing I stuck with and enjoyed athletically was track and field (shot put), and weightlifting in the offseasons. Which was boring as snot to
watch others at track meets, so I can understand where you're coming from.
Nowadays, the only sport I keep up with is the NBA. Living in OKC at the time, and seeing firsthand the positive changes to the city that came with
having a good pro team was mind-blowing. Around here, College sports might as well be a religion, some fans go absolutely insane over it. OU/OSU
rivalries have probably ruined marriages.
The sense of community and excitement during the 2012 playoffs run to the Finals is something I'll never forget. The only way I can describe it is
electric. I'd heard a bit of the small talk the 2 seasons before, mainly during playoffs, and thought "Whats the big deal? Eh, pretty cool I guess.
About halfway through the regular season of 2011-2012 I'd go to bars to watch the games on TV that year, since I had no cable and a bunch of hippie
room mates at the time that couldn't care less. Every shot taken or foul called was life or death during playoffs.
And since playoff games were pretty much every other day, I'd try to watch the game on the night after, to see who would be the next contender in the
bracket, but just didn't really care if the Bulls or Celtics won. It felt empty. Not "my" team. Something to pass the time until the next "real" game
And that, folks, is the story of how I became an NBA Junkie. Wake me up in October.
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