I like sports, generally speaking, but if bathrooms were marked ‘Jock’ and ‘Geek’ I’d always use the latter. Yet I don’t share the snooty upturned-nosery of many of my fellow dorkwads when it comes to sports, and I don’t completely understand it. Most of us, myself very much included, love games. Sports are games. And they come with lots of number-crunching, or so I understand, plus history-nerding opportunities.
More importantly, to me, is that they represent an important part of humanity’s expression of itself. I get that. I like that. It moves me. But I don’t really know a damn thing about sports. I wish I could blame being a queer guy for that, but all my rainbowriffic friends are better sport-informed than I am, even the one who literally wears a lace kerchief in his sleeve.
I like watching basketball, especially in person, but on TV too – men’s and women’s both. I don’t know about teams and players, though, or the fine details of the rules. This is probably the one I want to hear most about. I used to follow tennis, a long time ago, but I think I’m more interested in team sports now. Football honestly bores me immediately, but if I got it that might change. Baseball I do get and it still bores me, but maybe I just don’t get-get it.
I figure if I can get to know some teams, and some of the reasons why people like particular athletes and sports, maybe I can expand my interest base. What I want is for you to tell me about your favorite team, and why you like them. Maybe why you like that sport in general, too. Obscure sports are okay, though I am seeking mostly team sports. Convert me to your squadron!