I am not really into sports, and never have been. I didn’t play in any sports growing up (not even basketball, despite being tall, skinny, and Black) and never followed teams. There are certain athletes that I like, and I root for them to win whenever they play. Like Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, & Floyd Mayweather. I also found myself rooting for Lebron James to win a championship, just because so many people were hating on him and I tend to instinctively take the side of the underdog. But I’m not a fanatic about anything.
But, as I was saying on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, sometimes I wish that I was into sports. Just because I see so many of my friends getting all into and being so excited for their teams. This is especially during basketball and football season, and to a lesser extent during European soccer season. When the games are on, my Facebook home page is full with a stream of updates from folks about what’s happening. And I can’t help but be a tad envious, just because I wish I could get that excited about something like that. Like when I see folks posting pics of parties their having to watch some game, or tailgating parties in a stadium parking lot. That looks like fun! Or even just going to a sports bar, where everyone’s watching a game and drinking together. Must be a nice way to pass the time. And then there’s the big events like the Superbowl. Everyone gets so darn excited for that, but I have zero interest in watching it, so I miss out.
But then there’s the flip side of the coin. I see many folks sometimes getting really angry over sports. I see people posting updates cursing out rival teams, individual athletes, or referees when things don’t get their way. I’m not kidding when I say that I’ve seen folks on Facebook threatening to delete people from their lists, over the other person’s opinion about sports. And that’s when I think that I should be glad that I’m not into sports. I’m glad I don’t get so emotionally involved over a frakkin game, that should just be for fun.
Speaking of fun, another thing I never really got into is video games. I used to play a few games, when I was a wee lad, way back in the days when they had arcades, and you had to use a joystick. I’m talking about the simplistic games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Centipede. But the type of games I hear about today might as well be science fiction to me. I don’t know the difference between a Playstation, X-Box, or Wei. But I see folks getting so excited about the latest games, and talking about them, and the characters they play, and the storylines, and I’m like…”storylines”?!? How do you have a story in a video game? That’s new to me, I don’t even get it. But several months ago I read this article about MASS EFFECT and I thought, damn, that sounds pretty frakkin awesome! If I was going to be into a video game, that would be it. Also, Star Trek Online has this interesting timeline, which I liked reading about, but I’m just not compelled to try the game.
Clearly, I’m missing some sort of “Fun” chromosome.