TexasBred wrote: Ouachita wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:It's odd how different it is here. I live within 10 mile's of 2 high schools and have never been to a football game. Very rare that I even know there is a game. A couple hundred people would be a big crowd here.
You aren't alone. I never understood the fascination with most sports that involve balls. Lead balls I get, but this can also be considered an art.
There is precious little time in this life to scramble around like a bunch of chickens on a June bug.
I'm betting you never played any of these sports either. A lot of things athletes do with that little ball might be considered art. Everybody has their own opinion on things and that's good.
I did play football, basketball, and baseball in junior high and high school. I enjoyed it, and I agree there is an art to being good. You are correct regarding opinions; I expected my opinion was implied. I don't expect others to share the same opinion.
These sports, and the level of attention that is demanded of the viewer have changed so much since those days, it has changed my appreciation for same. I'd like to watch a good game without all the drama which precedes, and the soap opera style fallout. Many folks are abandoning major league sports for various reasons. I bailed 20 years ago. I still like to watch a local high school game, and participate in youth games.
I did not intend to come off as if I'm anti-sports. I have found much better avenues to spend time with and for those close to me, as well as myself.
I would be interested in knowing the time spent and the dollar amount that people collectively spend in this country, just to watch, not play themselves. It is my opinion this nation would be much better off if we all , myself included, redirected that time and $$ to parenting.
If a really diligent man puts all of his energy into the exclusive effort, a molehill can be made into a mountain