This may or may not come as a surprise, but I am a sporty girl. After all, I was raised with a half-court basketball court for a backyard. Remember?
It’s Martin Luther King Day here in the States. A day when people dream big. When I was little, I dreamed of being Dorothy Hamill, and every time the winter Olympics roll around, I get all excited again.
You can bet I’ll be glued to the coverage. Even the curling. Hell, especially the curling.
One of the people who proofed by upcoming release, LOVE GAME, was surprised to discover how much I actually knew about sports. I guess she didn’t know I like to cook chicken while looking sportsy.
Or that I ran over three whole miles without anyone chasing me – not once, but twice!
I was raised a Cubs fan, and a Purdue Boilermaker backer. In the course of my life, I’ve been a Central Catholic H.S. Saint (4-time IHSA state football champs!) and an Illinois State Redbird.
I admit I’m certainly not the most athletic person. I may be a bit…vertically challenged, and now I’m just middle aged and lazy. My friend Julie likes to play ALL the sports.
But even those of us who aren’t stoked to play soccer in a sweaty plastic bubble can be sportsy.
My friend Laurie’s family are all huge Seattle Seahawks fans:
And aside from being a football mom and show-shoer, my pal Michelle sure loves
a bull rider bull riding.
Women love sports. I married an Arkansas Razorback fan. He learned to say “Go, Cubs, go!’ and I took on ‘Woo pig! Sooie!’ On my first trip to Arkansas, Fodder offered me a chance to see a musical playing downtown (and you know I love musicals), or a Razorbacks football game.
You should have heard me call those Hogs!
How about you? Are you sporty? Who are your favorites? Did you ever have the dream of being a professional athlete?