No Bowl

Not having cable tv means not seeing shows as they are aired. I’m okay with that. I didn’t like being forced to watch shows as they were being broadcast. Even worse was setting the VCR (back in the 80’s) or a PVR to record your shows only to have set it incorrectly or have others spoil the results.

It’s been years since we had cable tv. We do enjoy watching shows as a family, don’t get me wrong. Netflix and Amazon Prime have become a staple for our viewing enjoyment. We even stream shows directly from the websites as well. It’s a bit more of a freedom and cost savings in our minds.

But days like today, where a major sports event is happening, is a bit more of a challenge. I’m not a big watcher of sports as it is. So it doesn’t matter much. We used to have people over to enjoy the events because I like to make food and host a good party.

Cutting the cable was a move we wanted to make. It has been great. We enjoy our freedoms from the boob tube. It’s not for everyone that’s for sure. But it worked for us. Now off to see what team everyone on social media is rooting for!

Go Sports Team!

No Bowl Today

I don’t watch a lot of sports as it is. So today, it didn’t matter to me that there was a foosball game on.

This is now the second year in a row that I haven’t watch the game. The only thing I really missed was the excessively unhealthy food I would make. I love my Deep Fryer. I even made Spam Fries the other day. Wow were those tasty A.F. Besides the deep fryer, we would make a spicy chili, sandwiches and tons of salty snacks. Of course, we would share with friends.

I do love a Superb Owl and can’t wait to go to Japan and check out an Owl Cafe. That is probably going to be one of the biggest highlights of our trip. But has nothing to do with football.

Go Sports Team!

Sports

I’m the first to admit, I don’t care much for sports.  You won’t catch me doing anything much more athletic than five pin bowling or maybe darts.  Sometimes walking is more than enough exercise for my week.  So, I don’t much care for watching sporting events.

Applause.

Today is a big day in the NFL.  It’s Super Bowl 50.  Parties and drinking and food and friends and commercials.  I’ll watch the commercials.  That’s the time companies really put up the money and make ads worth watching.

I’m a geek at heart, but I’ve noticed over the years that the line between jocks and nerds is closing.  Many people who watch football also watch superhero movies.  Baseball players love a good craft beer.  People who play videogames also enjoy hockey. Fun fact: In the early 80’s, Intellivision was the first video game company to secure the rights to major sports leagues such as NHL, NFL, and PGA to name a few.

I will watch an end game to whatever big sports thingy is happening.  Stanley Cup final game, Olympic Gold Medal, World Cup soccer final, WWE Wrestlemania, even Super Bowl.  I don’t have a team to cheer for.  I don’t follow the stats of players.  But the energy in a pub, home, or even live at the game is something to marvel at.  It sucks you in and you just want to cheer for a good play or ooooo at a hard hit.

 

Go Sports Team!

 
I’m not going to diss fans of sports.  I feel that way about Star Wars.  I know tons about that universe.

Rancors FTW in my Fantasy League Football match up.