I grew up in a family that was into art, not sports. However, my best friend & her dad loved baseball. He would go to Oakland A's games freqently. They took me once. I enjoyed it. I also got one of the worst sunburns ever, but that's another story. So, if I have a favorite...I'd say baseball....especially right now as DH has been watching the play-offs. We're excited that Detroit Tigers are going to be in the World Series. Actually, when the A's and Tigers were playing against each other recently....I was rooting for both.
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I'm not much of a baseball fan, but our hometown SF Giants are doing great and everyone is very excited about it. I do like to go batting at the batting cages and they talk baseball all the time. I'm more of a football fan. I like the SF 49ers and my husband likes the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and there is a big rivalry with Michigan (boooo Blue! Sorry Laura). I enjoyed the Olympics alot. We must have watched 200 hours of it; pingpong, badminton, volleyball, wrestling, weight lifting were some of the different sports we watched.
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I like to watch the summer olympics especially gymnastics and swimming. I like figure skating too. I used to watch golf with my dad but really I don't watch many sports. I did go when my kids were playing but just to support them.
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I am a soccer mom. All three of my kids play the sport. Two of them, and hubby, are game officials. Youngest will likely take referee training by the end of the year.
Youngest plays sports year round: soccer in the fall and spring; basketball in the winter; baseball in the spring. It's about 45 weeks of sports a year.
My sports could be driving and spectating at practices. I never played sports. I can barely ride a bike or swim the length of a pool. I've very uncoordinated and never enjoyed sports. I have a hard time walking and chewing gum at the same time, much less playing on a field with others or swinging a racket or club in order to actually hit something.
Husband is a big sports fan and golf geek. He has been to several PGA tournaments, including the recent Ryder Cup here in Illinois.
The Olympics amaze me; such dedication and grace. Oh to have a fraction of that kind of talent.....
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That all depends on the sport.Or should I say who's in it,lol
Since hubby/BF is an sports officials & has been for years, he calls football....basketball & baseball/softball. So I go to 85% of all his games:) And that's allot of game for a week:) I love watching him call and I also get to be with him to and from the games:)
Do I watch it on TV maybe only one game of pro football A week. Hubby watches games, but since his a certified official he NO longer watches them he calls them. If he & I ever go to any kind of a game to watch it, he has to promise he wont bring along his whistle, lol.
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Another sports fan here--grew up with the Pirates and Steelers(apparently not this year). Then my boys play high school sports and my son was all county for football and baseball in 2001, but I still have a few college teams that I root for-Pitt Panthers, Penn State, and Edinboro--all inPA.
I am not a sports fan unless its the Olympics or figure skating!
However, I am married to a huge football fan! Collage or NFL. In his opinion., bad football is better than no football! He subscribes to a draft publication so he can watch orlisten to the draft...watching football is sacred time...no interruptions and best done alone!
I'm a big sports fan. I like baseball and yes I have been watching the play-offs! My beloved Tigers are moving on!
My favorite sport is football. I watch both pro and college but I'm into college more. Saturday in my house is all about watching the University of Michigan football....GO BLUE!! I've even been lucky enough to go to a few games. The atmosphere at the Big House is awesome, but I do enjoy watching from the comfort of my own home with it's clean bathrooms and home-cooking. I'm on of those "rabid" sports fans that scream and sorry to say swear at the T.V. I love Saturdays in the fall!
Laura. Mio, Michigan
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I'm a fan of women's basketball. During the winter I watch NCAA and during the summer I watch the WNBA. When I was in Seattle I had season tickets to the Seattle Storm with my sister and friends and then would get to at least one or two University of Washington games during the winter. My sister and I went to San Antonio for the Final Four a couple of years ago. Now I live far enough outside of DC (and don't have a car) that I can't get to games in person, but I hope to get to move closer to the city and public transit and get back to going in person.
Are you watching all the baseball play-offs? Maybe you're one of the lucky ones who gets to actually go to the ball field, instead of only seeing them on TV. OR...maybe it's the football games that you like going to this time of year!? Oh, I miss going to the Friday night games and seeing my boy in the marching band! While we're talking about sports, are there any that you used to play in ....or are there some that you still DO participate in?
Sorry this is a looooong question. Just thought it would be an interesting subject to talk about. Please tell us your favorite sport activities. Who will be first?
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