15 Responses to “Good Morning, Sports Fans”

  1. cravesadventure April 9, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Great Post – ha! I think we are pretty much on the same page when it comes to sports, but I think Mr. Craves can get into it a little more than I can at times. Happy Tuesday:)

  2. Minnesota Prairie Roots April 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    I feel exactly as you do about sports. I could care less. Just tell me who won, if I’m even interested in that. I just don’t “get” this obsession with sports and the adulation given to athletes. I should not get started on that topic because…

    I’m with you, too, on expecting kids to do well in school simply because they should and God has given them brains and they should want to learn. Money paid for grades? Never happened in my household. Never.

    • Gretchen O'Donnell April 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

      I would never have accused you of such a thing! :-) And as for the athletes…yes, best to just keep my mouth shut. Sports have their place, for sure…but, I think, not the exalted place that they’ve achieved.

  3. Gwen April 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    Always entertaining, your posts! I feel pretty much the same way about sports…I used to be fanatical in my 20s, but then I woke up and realized there are so many more important things in life. We took the kids to a Cubs game last summer – it was almost $400 just to walk through the gates! It was hot and humid, everything was exorbitantly expensive…it wasn’t long before we were asking ourselves why the heck we were there. To support our professional millionaire athletes who will leave town in a heartbeat if another idiot team offers them 8 figures? Crazy.

    I’m with you – hang on to the free paraphernalia. The rest is for the birds.

    • Gretchen O'Donnell April 9, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

      You crack me up! Yes, the only professional sports games I’ve ever gone to have been ones that some organization or other was paying for! Totally not willing to fork out for it on my own. My husband says that he can get a heartattack plenty of other ways, he doesn’t need it from watching sports!

  4. Hotly Spiced April 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    What a strange prize for doing well in exams. I would have thought a voucher to a book store more appropriate. Anyway, you have a very handy bag! My husband likes sport but he doesn’t have to watch it 24/7; he’s happy to watch anything else on TV. It’s such a relief. I have a friend whose husband is a sports fanatic and their enormous TV (people into sports buy very large TVs) is on ALL the time, even during dinner parties, on sport channels. I don’t know how his wife copes with him xx

    • Gretchen O'Donnell April 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

      OH, I couldn’t handle that, that’s for sure. And yes, sports fans do indeed seem to have giant televisions! Funny. Yes – a bookstore voucher would be a perfect prize – great idea!

  5. Hotly Spiced April 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Would you mind changing ‘there’ to ‘their’ – it’s 6am here and I’m not thinking properly!

  6. treadlemusic April 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Well said! (written by one who shares such opinion…surprised?). I enjoy an afternoon of NASCAR or, maybe, football but all the while I’m taking care of misc. tasks, on the ‘puter, laundry, etc, etc, etc. Something really funny, though. After 40+ years of marriage, DH announced he was going to turn on the channel with the Friday night boxing matches! Whaaaaat!???! When did he start liking that?? His answer: I’ve always like boxing!!!!! So, for the past, maybe, couple of years that is what is on TV…….in the computer/guest room, that is!! LOL! Revelations still come, even after so many years!!! Hugs, D

    • Gretchen O'Donnell April 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

      One wouldn’t want one’s marriage to grow stale!!! :-) Funny. It’s good to stay on your toes!

  7. Clyde of Mankato April 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Nice prose, nice flow. As to why your husband gets so into the game he does not want to watch, I have a post coming up tonight or tomorrow which maybe addresses that issues, among others.

    • Gretchen O'Donnell April 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

      Can’t wait! :-) Will definitely have to read your thoughts on this issue!

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