The saying “and from the girl’s corner…” is a familiar one in my household. My husband, an avid sports lover, likes to use that term whenever I make a sports-related comment or question that usually has nothing to do with what is actually going on in the game. To be fair, he doesn’t mind that I watch sports with him and he doesn’t mind that I ask questions, he just thinks that some of the questions I ask are a bit “ridiculous”. The thing is… I don’t really care if the Jays lost because they’ve had a string of injuries or that the Leafs can’t win because well…. from what I understand you can pretty much blame anything for this one?
I do like watching the games though and I like them more when I understand the rules of the games. There are however, some rules that I still, no matter how many time they’re explained to me, will never understand. First example: Icing. I don’t know how many times have I seen icing called and I still couldn’t for the life of me explain this mystery “icing” rule to my son. Second example: When a baseball player strikes out but ends up running to first because the back catcher didn’t catch the ball. What is that all about?
Third example: All of football. This is probably my least favorite sport to watch (Superbowl excluded). I honestly have no idea how anyone, including the players, understand the rules to football. If my husband is watching football I immediately reach for a good novel (Ok I reach for my phone to check Facebook – stop judging!).
Here are a few things about sports that do interest me (these will probably give you a good indication why my husband comments “from the girls corner”): Continue reading