April 08, 2008

Gratuitous Travel Observation

As I was getting off the plane at Reagan-National last evening, I mentioned to my colleague that I was planning to go home, open a bottle of cheap Italian red and watch the Nats game.

A slightly boozy guy in front of me turned around and said, "Hey, what about the NCAA championship game?"

I replied that no, I really never have had any interest in basketball.

The man stared at me as if I had just spit on the flag, tossed a couple kittens into a blender and kicked my mother down the cellar stairs.

Now I suppose that some would say that pro basketball is one thing but that college hoops is a different matter. Not me - I find it all thoroughly boring.

Evidently, this opinion borders on the treasonous to some people.

Posted by Robert at April 8, 2008 09:11 AM | TrackBack

I'll go you one better, I don't care for any sports on TV. Baseball, football, basketball, pro, college, any of it. Actually, it doesn't even have to be on TV. I just have no interest whatsoever in the antics of 'roided-up, over-age kids, making more money than they deserve for playing a kids' game, whatever it may be.

Posted by: Walrilla at April 8, 2008 10:46 AM

And, yes, I did play football in high school, and steer wrestled in school and after. I don't even watch rodeos.

Posted by: Walrilla at April 8, 2008 10:47 AM

Can't stand basketball at all.
Hockey's best live, football on tv. Baseball's good live, on tv or radio.

Posted by: rbj at April 8, 2008 11:47 AM

This year I turned down an invite to a big family Superbowl get-together, because I really don’t enjoy sports on TV. “Well, you might like the commercials,” my mom told me. Nope, I hate the commercials. And when they’re finished, I’ve got to deal with the behavior of the players. And the behavior of the fans. And the announcers. And the voices of the announcers. And the jackets of the announcers.

Don’t get me wrong, though, Aside from those things, I’m sure pro sports have got all sorts of positive features.

Posted by: utron at April 8, 2008 03:14 PM

I can watch Major League Baseball, NFL or College football, or golf (if it's one of the majors). That's about it. I used to love basketball but no longer watch it at all. Can't watch hockey, either.

Might be an age thing. I can now watch cooking shows with some interest. In a few years, I'll probably have the TV permanently on the Weather channel.

Posted by: The Abbot at April 8, 2008 03:42 PM