Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Sports Alliances May Seen Strange. . .

But they aren't. Okay here goes, lemme see if I can explain this.

First of all, I generally hate basketball, but if I had to choose a team I would go with the Knicks because MSG is AWESOME, and any team playing the Lakers. I know I am living in L.A. but growing on on the east coast we were sort of trained from birth to hate them. I can't really love the Celtics because Larry Bird was on for so long and just too ugly to look at.
I had friends from college play on for the Spurs and the Suns, so I'll cheer them on, and who doesn't like the Bulls?

When March madness rolls around. I have to cheer on my old alma mater -the AZ Wildcats! Bear down Arizona and any team playing ASU.

Now for football. I have to be honest and say that I was never a huge Jets or Giants fan. I have always HATED DallASS and I think that is because I grew up watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and fell in love with them when they were badass.

I have always loved them, but am not from Pittsburgh or anything. I did fly on a plane with the entire team when I was a kid, sat next to Mean Joe Green and Rocky Blier, even got some autographs and listened to them complain about Terry Bradshaw coming back too soon. My dad on the other day proudly said he loved the Cowboys-I am surprised we didn't get tossed off that plane.
I have also always loved the Bears
and the Redskins and the 49ers.

The most important sport of them all- BASEBALL

I used to be a huge Yankee fan but like that gorgeous popular guy in high school that you fell in love with-at some point I realized that they are a bunch of rich, spoiled, overrated players and I have no interest in them anymore. It was like I woke up one day and said, "I can't believe I was ever remotely interested in these guys."

I do love the Red Sox. I had written a novel a couple years back and it takes place in Boston and one of the main characters plays for the Red Sox, so I called them up and said, "I'm a Yankee fan and know nothing about your ball club, but am writing a novel and need some info." Well they sent me tons of stuff including the history of the Red Sox, a PR kit, a hat, a shirt and tickets and opened themselves up for any questions and then wrote me a personal thank you letter for including them in my novel-that was classy and that won me over.

I love the Chicago Cubs because Wrigley is the BEST baseball stadium by far.
I haven't been to all of them, but I have been to a lot and I love Wrigley the most. If I lived in Chicago I would have season tickets for sure. When I lived in Wisconsin I spent many a Sunday in Chicago at Wrigley. As well, Cubs fans are the most optimistic fans on the planet. Their team never gets anywhere and yet they still show up and stay the entire game-unlike Dodger-fair weather fans-that leave during the 7th inning stretch like clock-work. I can get behind a team and a group of optimists, the world needs more people like the Cubs and their fans. And in front of the field across from McDonald's there is a hot dog stand that makes the best hot dogs on the planet. New York may have the best pizza, but Chicago has the best dogs and where you can find them is at Wrigley!

So when you hear me cheering on the Sox and the Cubs and hating the Yankees, don't be confused. When I root against the Lakers, understand it- and in football-it's all just fun, unless it's DallASS then it's serious.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I agree with you especially with the Dallas and the Yankee hatred.