American’s are protective of their sports. They’re sort of protective over Canadian sports too. But hey, what do I know.
This is the list of sports I watch live and in person:
- Artistic Roller Skating
- Baseball – Go Giants. OMG they have the most beautiful ball park in the world.
- Basketball – I’ve kind of given up on the Kings, but the draft pick just happened and you never know.
And what I’ll watch on TV:
- Ice Skating
- Ice Hockey – GO LAS VEGAS
- Olympics stuff, odds and ends like three minutes of the Scottish Games, Lumberjack Games, Naked and Afraid, Dog shows, Triple Crown Horse racing, etc.
I also like to listen to baseball on the radio. There is something so soothing about it.
We’re (USA) just isn’t a soccer kind of place. Our Football is well…FOOTBALL. I don’t watch THAT either.
My brother Aaron’s kids played soccer when they were small. We went to all of the games. It was great fun. They graduated up to other sports when they got older.
I’ve played soccer. It is hecka fun to play. I’m good at it. I never had the opportunity to be on the team.
It isn’t as if I don’t like soccer. I just don’t have any feelings for it. I’ll glance at a baseball game, or even football in a bar but I won’t glance at soccer. OK if cats are playing I’ll glance at it.
And that brings us to the World Cup Game which is famous for wild fans, South African’s with weird horns, and all kinds of crazy shit. It is pandemonium unlike anything even Pablo Sandoval could ever imagine.
Which brings us to a question that many a suburban dad asks…
Burning Question #16: Is Soccer a Real Sport?
Why soccer this week? The original Burning Question #16 was a scrape the bottom of the barrel silly post about Werewolves. That one might resurface as Burning Question #37. My darling husband said, “You can’t ask that.” Oh ye of little faith in my readers. So HE came up with this question about soccer. Blame it on Teddy. He’s a Vampire so you can blame a multitude of things on him. Please, feel free.
I have to admit that the parks, once completely filled with children playing soccer, are now filling up with Lacrosse players. My kids roller skate and surf. I just walk around the park with the dog. But that said, soccer is pretty popular and there is always talk of a pro team coming to town. But would anyone go watch? Maybe. Maybe sort of not. Is it a sport? A real sport?
If you haven’t already, please click on your answer on the poll. Spout out your opinions in the comments below but don’t be too mean or snotty. If you have a suggestion for a burning question let me know. You know how to reach me (look on my about page if you don’t.)
Have fun. Play hard. Stay cool.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman