Lately, it is all sports, all the time in my house. Some seasons are winding down like basketball and hockey as we begin to enter the playoffs and others, like baseball and golf are just beginning. Myself, I don't really care. If my husband comes home from work and busts me watching an athletic event, he gets a glint in his eye. It's almost as if I've transformed myself into the perfect woman by virtue of the fact there is a game on the TV. Nope. It's just that if I'm watching something interesting to me while I'm knitting, I'm sure to make mistakes. So, athletic events are a good background in which I can do whatever suits my fancy.
I'm passably versed in most sports. Hockey (no surprise in a Canadian border town) is my favorite. These guys are real athletes. I like going to baseball games-mostly to check out the butts of cute guys in uniforms (I love men in uniform). Basketball is OK which is almost blasphemy around here. My son adores basketball and my husband played it all through highschool. My sister in law works for the NBA. Me, I can take or leave it (usually leave it). I used to like it better when the players wore shorter shorts. It gave me something to admire.
Where does it leave me now as March Madness has descended upon us? TV free. Even poor Rachel is TV free which means she has taken to staring at my lap top waiting for vintage cartoons to magically pop up on the screen. Thank God for you tube and Max Fleischer. Without it she'd be lost and I'd lose my mind. She can watch these 1930's cartoons for hours.
There are basketball brackets lying all over the house these days. There were some close calls in the past few days and a quite a bit of grunting as expressions of disbelief. Like when Duke beat Belmont by a nose. Oh wait, I'm screwing up my sports lingo again. I get mixed up all the time. I can't keep my quarters, innings, and periods straight. Anyways, Duke almost LOST-to Belmont. Some of the men in my house had to look Belmont up online. I can't imagine the noise in Doha where my sister lives with her Duke alumni spouse. I bet there was some interesting "language" going on over there. And I'd bet there was more than grunting and shouts of OHHHH.
I like the words they use to describe the NCAA playoffs. Words like March Madness and Sweet Sixteen. The play doesn't do much for me though it does provide for quite a bit of knitting respite. My pink sweater is 75% done. Soon, I'll start on the sleeves. So in a way, it's ok that I've lost control of the TV.
Now this video runs more to my tastes in sports videos. He is pretty cute-and no uniform is required to make me watch.
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