I don't know what it is about artists; many of them don't care for mainstream sports. That is a generalization. Many art schools do not have sport teams. I went to two art colleges and teach at another. Most artists just don't care for mainstream sports. Maybe it's just that our interests are somewhere else (generally speaking).
I came to a realization the other night. It's like a light bulb went off. Daddy was watching basketball with Mica in our room. I was in the living room by choice. The sounds of the clapping and cheering just sounded like bees flying in my ears. I think it's more the background noise that bothers me; then it is the actual game.
Before you think I'm being ridiculous, you have to understand that I'm around children most of the time. If it isn't my own children buzzing sound effects in my ears, it's my 40 college students. When I watch TV I want a storyline, adult conversation.
A second part to why I dislike mainstream sports is that people are nuts here in Omaha, Nebraska. They go crazy for Nebraska Cornhuskers. It's a college team. We have shops here that sell Nebraska Cornhusker merchandise.
People in Omaha complain that other places think we are hicks. With a name like Nebraska Cornhuskers for a football team, I don't blame other cities thinking this way about us.
Not only is our football team called a ridiculous name, we have a mascot that is named Herby Husker.
Oh wait we can get more hick like. Our crowds wear these hats on their heads:
I'm sure there is sports I like. I love playing Pillow Polo at the Y, which is a lot like hockey. I always thought wrestling was interesting. It's fun to watch Mica in Jujitsu practice. Swimming looks relaxing and it a life skill. I don't want my babies drowning! I'm not anti sports. I just don't care for the clapping, yelling, corn hats and Herbie Husker.
What about you, do you like sports?
Do you like sports?