Tag Archives: Sports

I’m posting about sports! Olympics! Yay!

9 Aug

So two things about our soccer gold medal:

  1. It is kind of funny that the US, a country that really doesn’t care all that much about soccer, won the gold medal in it. Too bad, rest of the world….
  2. People have to stop making fun of us for calling it soccer now, right? I mean, that is how this works, right?

Anyway, this was the first time I was ever excited about watching a soccer game. Well, a real soccer game – I’m always excited to watch Bend it Like Beckham. So of course, the internet at work decided not to work properly (we were allowed/supposed to watch it, I wasn’t slacking off, promise), and then we decided to get lunch since it wasn’t working properly, and then by the time we got back it was over. And then I knew what happened so there wasn’t really any drama left for watching it in primetime. Sigh. But I watched the highlights, and it looked like a good game from that! It really amuses me though how in soccer, people celebrate like they won every time they score a goal. I guess it’s just because they can’t really leave the field once they’ve scored to celebrate elsewhere like in baseball after someone gets a home run, and I know there’s at least solo celebrating in football after a touch down, but it’s still just funny to see people pile up into a huge group hug right on the field after a goal. And then there’s the cartwheels and all that. Just seems a tad excessive. But hey, whatever works. Celebrate away! Good job!

AMERICA!

Get ready, I’m about to talk about basketball

16 Mar

So, Duke just lost to Lehigh. And why is this relevant to this blog, other than the fact that it aired on a television? Well, the reason this made me so happy, other than the fact that I love it when Duke loses because it’s Duke, is because that’s where JJ went to college on American Dreams! Before he had to drop out because of his ankle injury that was bad enough to destroy his college football career but not so bad that it kept him out of the Marines or from playing football in the Marines, of course. Anyway, that’s literally the only reason I’d ever heard of Lehigh. Is that sad? I don’t know. But anyway, yay!

I am also glad Duke lost because it means that Mizzou was not the only 2 seed that lost today. Though my happiness at that loss can never, ever match the despair I feel over ours. Maybe if Kansas loses also the combined joy will make it better. But I doubt it. It was heartbreaking. And terrible. And should not have happened. And my newsfeed was full of all sorts of despair and anguish afterwards, so I got even more depressed. Oh, Mizzou. Why must you hurt me so. Guess I’ll just have to root for UNC to win it all now. Sigh.

So, uh, yeah. That’s probably the last time I will ever post about basketball on this blog. So I hope you savor it.

PS, with us and Duke and Michigan all losing, I assume that your bracket, if you made a bracket, was probably completely screwed. So…sorry about that.

 

The only thing I will be posting related to the Superbowl…

6 Feb

…because I didn’t really watch it. Bad American! But this, the casts of various NBC shows singing Brotherhood of Men, which aired before the game, is epic and must be shared:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJuAvwtmXuw

“What’s happening? What are you doing? Are we in a Superbowl commercial? Is a Clydesdale gonna kick a beer at Betty White or something!?”

My only quibble is that some of those people were clearly not actually there at the end. But who cares! Nice one, NBC. Nice one.

I hate baseball.

27 Oct

WHY did the Cardinals have to win tonight’s game? WHY?? Before tonight, I didn’t care at all who won or lost the World Series, but the delay yesterday plus the Cardinals win today means that the final game will be tomorrow which means I have to wait ANOTHER week for Fringe. And right when Peter finally came back! Why couldn’t you have just won, Texas? Why?? Both teams are officially on my enemies list. JUST LET ME WATCH FRINGE.