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Superbowl Redux

In a previous writer's block I mentioned that I'm just not interested in the huge team sports. In the afterglow of the Superbowl, a clarification is warranted.

First off, huge congratulations to the Saints. I see a huge benefit for New Orleans - this would be a very morally-revitalizing event for those who put stock in that sort of thing. The city needs every bit of positive energy that they can get. And let it not be forgotten that they could have had no victory without a worthy opponent.

So don't get me wrong: I don't hate organized sports, and I don't disrespect them. It's just happenstance and logistics.

I was raised in New York City by a single mother who was an actress. You can't get any more artsy-fartsy than that. Even if my dad had been around - and he loved me ferociously, so I don't fault him - he was an actor and a sculptor himself, so I can't see that there would have been much difference. Next, I was excruciatingly small up until my senior year in high school - in 10th grade I stood 5'4" tall, and grew 8 inches over the next two years. So I was always the last picked, sat on a lot of benches, and never had the opportunity to learn; I still have some negative emotional energy to burn off around the whole concept, which leads to a vague sense of discomfort around large sporting events.

Individual sports, however, exhilarate me. I love to ski (I'm average, never having had lessons) - enjoyed waterskiing as a kid, worked my way up to Sharpshooter 2nd bar in the NRA competitions, have earned a black belt in TaeKwon-Do, and watch the winter olympics (I loved volunteering in Salt Lake in 2002) with great interest. Especially the figure skating. Never mind.

Went to the web last night to check out the Superbowl ads - there were one or two that made me grin, but I've not seen one yet that can top Tabasco's exploding mosquito or the Bud Light farting horse. Heh heh heh - ain't I refined?

So in conclusion - Go Saints! My respect for a victory well-earned... I only regret that I didn't inherit the visceral passion so many others share.


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bayliss
Feb. 8th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
Google's almost made me cry. Seriously. and the "Don't touch my momma and Don't touch my doritos" Made my day. the Snickers one was funny too. "You're playing like Betty White." LOL

When I was in High School I wanted to be the first Female Play By Play Football announcer. I never made it.

Oh BTW I worship Ice Dancing. I pray to the ice dancing gods Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Edited at 2010-02-08 04:41 pm (UTC)
ccdesan
Feb. 8th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Agreed, Google's ad was painfully romantic. The "Don't touch my momma" one made me howl, that kid had a thermonuclear attitude - and I liked the Coke sleepwalker and the Budweiser "friends" one too.

It was so cool to be in Salt Lake... I didn't get to see any events in person, but the big screens in the media center were pretty cool, and I got to meet a lot of the winners as they came in for their press conferences. At least I got to tell Salé and Pelletier in person that they rocked my world.
bayliss
Feb. 8th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
At least I got to tell Salé and Pelletier in person that they rocked my world.


*Grins*


I do hope you hugged them. Cause I would have.

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