One of the reasons I fell in love with HoneyBunch was his love of sports. He made it clear that the woman he married had to love the Dallas Cowboys. (I did.) I told him the man I married had to love the San Antonio Spurs. (He did.)
We both agreed baseball was best watched live, but he kept secret that he has a terrible TV addiction to professional golf, though I would have agreed to marry him anyway.
This love of sports runs in his family. His parents are avid St. Louis Cardinal fans, his older brother races cars and yachts, and his younger sister lives at the gym. In fact, she and her daughter teach classes there.
My family was never much interested in sports. Only my sister Mari and I have ever taken a gym class aside from those required in school or college. Mari and I have joined gyms, taken dance classes, and walked or jogged many a mile, and our kids carry on the legacy. Both her daughter and my three have been in extracurricular sports and can watch a game with a better-than-average understanding of the rules.
I love games and sports are just that – physical games. Like in life, they have rules. There are breaks, and there is bad luck. The good guy doesn’t always win, but sometimes, the real winner isn’t the one with the trophy – it’s the one who demonstrated the most persistence, integrity, and courage.
The San Antonio Spurs lost their bid for the NBA Western Conference Championship, but I could not be prouder to call them my team. I have been a fan of theirs since the mid-seventies.
Football season is a long way off, and until then, we will be watching a lot of professional golf on TV.