This past weekend I watched A LOT of sports. The proof is in the picture:
Dad and me at a Padres Game
I'm not an avid sports watcher. But when I do sit down and watch a game, I get really into it. It must be that competitive instinct that I have. For example, don't play me in cards...I will FIGHT TO THE DEATH!
The Padres game was super exiting because, well, the Padres are actually doing well this year!!! Also, we won by one run in the bottom of the ninth. Talk about edge of your-seat, chew-on-your-nail kind of exciting! The crowd was obnoxiously loud; thus, I loved every bit of it. Plus I got my spiffy hat, pictured above :D
Of course, I also watched the U.S. play England in the World Cup. Although America tends to not watch soccer, it happens to be my favorite sport to watch; although, ratings show that of all the places in the U.S., more people were watching the U.S./England game in San Diego. We are pretty big soccer fans here! Not to mention that I played soccer as a kid. Watching a sport where you understand every single rule makes a BIG DIFFERENCE.
Oh yeah, and we tied. Did you guys hear about that? hehe. Oh England, mistakes, mistakes.
Overall, I just think I'm getting into watching sports in my old age. With so many crappy, stupid reality shows out there, how can I resist watching some genuine competition? There's something that is thrilling and pure about watching a game--maybe this is accredited to the fact that the viewer ends up being a part of the sport, just through watching and cheering. Oh, and drinking beer. Let's not forget about beer.