I have two confessions about things that I hate.
First of all, I hate sports. I don’t get them. I have yet to ever comprehend WHYYYYY people spend time watching grown men run around, slamming in to one another and throwing a ball. And you people you get pissed off when your team loses? You confound me. Why? Does it matter? Do you personally get traded to another team or lose your contract or something? Oh, no, you don’t? Then why the anger and general pissiness regarding sporting events? I love my favorite bands, but if I see that they’re not doing well on Billboard or what not, I don’t get violently angry.
OK, so that’s my deal with sports.
The second thing I strongly dislike is beer. It tastes gross to me. And I know I’m weird. I love wine, girly drinks, and most other forms of adult beverages. But beer? Ick. I just hate it.
Still, somewhere in my mind, I wish I was one of those super cool girls who genuinely enjoy football and don’t regard Super Bowl Sunday as Snack Day with Good Commercials. I wish I could attend a sporting event and give a flying rip about what was taking place on the field or court. And most of all, I wish I was skinny and hot and could pound a beer with the guys at a baseball game, while looking adorable eating a hot dog.
Thus begins my quest.
Earlier today, I watched a football game. I am currently watching a baseball game, and while I generally enjoy baseball, for the most part, it’s rare that I’m all, “Hey! Let’s watch a baseball game!” Hold me. Also, hold my father, brother and boyfriend, who I fear will faint when they hear that THIS IS WHAT I’M DOING WITH MY TIME. Anyone want to give me a sports overview? Tell my why I should care exactly? Explain some of the rules so maybe I understand why people yell at the screen during football?
I’m also looking for beer suggestions. What kind is the least disgusting? I like framboise (a raspberry lambic) but what run-of-the-mill, relatively cheap beer should I try to drink first? I’m hoping it’s sort of like wine: an acquired taste. Lord knows that I started out not really loving wine, and have ended up a huge wino. I have hope. But I also have no clue where to begin.