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FridayFive: Sports

Today's FridayFive is about sports, which I don't care much for.

1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones? I watch NASCAR fairly regularly. I also do a pretty good job of following boxing, when they show it on HBO. I also enjoy hockey, but don't follow it enough to really keep up with what's going on.

2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes? I've always been a Kyle Petty fan, even though he can't seem to drive well anymore. Also in the NASCAR realm, I'm a fan of Dale Jarrett and Mark Martin, both of whom I've met at promotional appearances.

3. Are there any sports you hate? Not that I can think of. Most sports, I simply don't care about one way or the other.

4. Have you ever been to a sports event? Yes. I've been to professional auto races (Winston Cup, Busch Series, Craftsman Truck Series, as well as "Saturday Night" local races). I've also been to major league basketball (Washington Bullets, before they had to change their name), baseball (Baltimore Orioles), hockey (Washington Capitals and North Carolina Hurricanes). I might have been to a professional football game (Baltimore Colts, before they packed up and moved in the middle of the night), but I may be confusing that with a baseball game. I've been to a profesisonal boxing match. I've also been to college football, basketball (mens and womens), and volleyball games. I've been to minor league baseball and hockey games as well.

5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play? I was on the local kids soccer team when I was young. I wasn't very good at it and didn't participate for a long time.

I'd go to more sporting events if they weren't so expensive.


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Oct. 10th, 2003 02:00 pm (UTC)
Independent League Baseball
If you are looking for cheap sporting events, see if there is an independent baseball league with a team in your area. When we lived in California, the Sonoma County Crushers (proud members of the Western Baseball League) played about 10 miles from our house. We went to 5-10 games a year. The best seats in the house, right behind home plate, cost $13 and there was waitress service.

The quality of the play wasn't always great, but I got to see my first no hitter on the last day of the 2000 season. It was very family-friendly and local area-oriented. Going to those games were always a blast.

The Crushers are one of the things I do miss about California; with the Orioles and two minor-league teams just far enough away to be annoying, I have only been to one baseball game since we moved back to MD a year and a half ago.
Oct. 11th, 2003 12:19 am (UTC)
You forgot Professional Bull Riding!!! You've been to several events. (I know because I went with you.) Check your closet. You even have a t-shirt to prove it. ;-)
Oct. 11th, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah! I've been to Professional Bull riding several times, and to a rodeo once.
Oct. 11th, 2003 06:30 pm (UTC)
That sounds like Slim Pickens' character Major Kong in Dr Strangelove. He had been to a world fair, a picnic and a rodeo but even that didn't prepare him for Plan R! um, anyway... I've never been to a rodeo.
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