This past weekend was a biggie for sports watchers. (Just ask Tom Cruise–he was seen at the Wimbledon finals AND at the Euro 2020 final game.) Novak Djokovic won at Wimbledon which gives him a record-tying 20th Grand Slam victory. (You know he’ll pass Nadal and Federer for the most Grand Slam victories ever over the next year.) As I type this, England and Italy are battling it out for the Euro 2020 final. […]
It is amazing how revealing and enlightening funeral celebrations can be. Long-held secrets may finally be shared. The truth of a particular situation is told. Long-simmering resentments are aired, or forgotten. Memories are resurrected. The nature of love is revealed.
I experienced all of these things at my father’s funeral in 2012. These revelations brought new context to my entire life. The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen is my effort to synthesize what I thought was true about my life and what I learned was true about my life, my parents, and their love story.
My father was the typical small town football star whose ticket out of Cartersville, Georgia was a football scholarship. My mother was a debutant wanna-be with captivating looks and a sense of herself. They met in the fall of 1956 at the Fall Football Banquet […]
Currently I am assiduously avoiding sports. Literally. Much of my family is in another room swearing at the television as my husband’s alma mater fights to move forward in the NCAA tournament. In the time they’ve cared deeply about the outcome of this game, I have chatted on Twitter, painted my nails a lovely shade of grape, bought two, actually three, new romances based on recommendations from my Twitter feed, and burned a pan of sweet potato fries. […]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-7Vu7cqB20Although I only watched the competitions now and then, I enjoyed the Olympic Games in London hugely. By all accounts, they were especially happy and friendly, and I think you could sense that even from the TV screens. […]
Do you like to watch sports on TV? If so, I am sure you have watched one (or more) of those matches that were, well, a tad boring. Dragged for a while. That didn’t hold you interest because honestly, both teams were equally unappealing. On the other hand, I am sure you have also watched matches that got you so worked up that you were ready to throw the TV magazine at the screen, that you needed something, now, to distract you. In either of these cases, what do you do? […]
Okay, so I’ll try to keep the gloating to a minimum.
What an afternoon that was! Matches between Germany and England are always something else, and this surely didn’t disappoint! All goals (including the one that wasn’t given) were utterly brilliant, so here they are for you to enjoy once more:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbRao2n0PsQ&annotation_id=annotation_148606&feature=iv
– Rike Horstmann
This is a completely gratuitous post and I’m slightly embarrassed to even post it. Slightly. At least not enough to keep me from posting.
Until the United States v. England soccer match I had never before watched an entire professional soccer game. However, when my husband sat down to watch that game, I decided to spend a little time with him and watch it too and I have to admit I’m certainly glad I did. I’m hooked. Matter of fact, yesterday I watched bits and pieces of three games and today I plan to watch at least two. […]
And I can’t wait! I am actually not planning to watch every single match, but I will watch lots and lots of them. While I follow the German Bundesliga, the first league, with great enthusiasm every year, the World Cup is something else still. For one thing, it’s super-exciting to watch all (or almost all of) the best players of a generation, for another I thoroughly enjoy the peculiar brand of patriotism – one unabashedly supports one’s favorite team, but all in a sense of great fun – that comes with each World Cup. […]
In general, I’m not a big fan of any Olympic opening or closing ceremonies, so will not even tip a toe into discussions about last night’s ceremony. Honestly, the highlight for me is always the parade of athletes.
However, I am a huge fan of many Olympic sports, and have been looking forward to the start of the Olympics for quite a few days. I tend to like more sports in the Summer Olympics than the Winter Olympics, but there are still a number of events I will be watching. I’m a big figure skating fan, so plan to watch as much of it as possible. I’m still trying to figure out the new scoring methods being used. It seems as if they’re rewarding tricks far more than artistry. […]