I have always been fascinated by great artists who are passionately into sports. My heart and soul are in the arts and I have never been able to comprehend the sports fan. I’m not putting sports down- it’s just something that I was never into. Most of my friends are drawn to the arts and I can usually relate with artistic people. Sports fans, on the other hand, I just can’t seem to climb into their minds. I don’t get it. The mindsets seem to me to be irreconcilable. However, this is obviously a failure on my part as there are plenty of folks who delight in both worlds and find nothing irreconcilable about them.
Again, I don’t want to sound like I want to divide “my people” from “the others”. This isn’t a highschool “jocks vs. geeks” kind of thing. I reiterate: I am fascinated by the folks whose passions carry them through both worlds. What I’m looking for here is for someone out in Messageboardland who fits this profile to share with me their perspective. Bring sports and art together for me and show me why you can love both.
Woody Allen: Great film artist- passionately into Basketball
Tim Robbins: Excellent Actor/ Filmmaker- big into hockey
Keroac was a football player
Hemmingway, one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, an aficionado of bullfighting and big game hunting (I don’t think I’ll ever grasp that one!)