||November 01, 2003
||May 12, 2005
kinack has posted 1 link and 8 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.
I live in Dallas. I have lived in Dallas my whole life, except when I left to go to college.
I have watched the Mavs play since I was old enough to understand what's going on. I had season tickets and made it to around 35 games the year they went 11-71. There was a time I thought they would never be good, but then Cuban came and rescued my team. It is only a matter of time before Dirk wins us a championship.
And the Cowboys...
I bleed silver and blue. I vote for Roger Staubach in every presidential election. Greatest. Quarterback. Ever.
My most memorable sporting event was Roger's last game. They had a special montage for him and played Willie Nelson's "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys." That song is true for me, as well.
I abhor baseball. That sounds kind of Communistic to say, but baseball bores me. The season is too long, the games are too long and boring, and the only thing I like about it is spending a couple days each season at the ballpark. But I just can't follow it.
I think part of my distaste for the game of baseball is that my father was signed by the Mets as a catcher (the same year another Texas high schooler was signed by the Mets, Nolan Ryan). But before my dad could play a game, Vietnam happened. My dad got injured and could never play baseball.
So growing up, I played soccer, baseball, basketball and football. I enjoyed (and still love) the last two. Soccer is a sport for little kids. But baseball... never liked it. My dad taught me to be a pitcher and how to throw all kinds of junk. I guess I burned out on it, or disliked it because I could never fulfill my dad's dreams. To this day, I have a dislike for the game.
So that's my sports views.
Oh, and for the record, I am constantly argued with over a singular point that I know I am right about: NFL is a far superior game to follow then college football.