If you’ve read some of this blog, you’ve seen that I comment on sports here and there. Largely because I enjoy sports and love so many of them. So here is insight into some of my favorite teams and why I love them so much:
I’ve been a die hard Cubs fan my entire life due to my dad’s side of the family, who brainwashed me into rooting for the Chicago Cubs. Yes I have visited Wrigley Field, going there in 1998 with my dad and watching as the Cubs beat the stinking White Sox on a hot glorious summer afternoon. Do they suck? Yeah, for the most part. Do they break my heart? Absolutely. But I love them anyways because that’s what a real fan does, even as most people question why I continue to stay with a team that disappoints its fan base ever year. Go Cubs Go! And hey they have won a championship, even if it was last in 1908, and when they finally do it again I’ll be getting drunk as hell and cheering loudly.
Favorite Player Currently:
I’m going with current players on the teams I like, so for me right now its Starlin Castro. The guy may be frustrating at times but overall he has immense talent and is the future of the organization. Quality young short stops do not grow on trees.
Arizona Wildcats Basketball
Back in 1996 before they won a national championship I started rooting for Arizona Wildcats basketball, and their epic OT title win over Kentucky clinched my love for the school. Lute Olson was the man, and he coached them for decades, turning the school into a basketball powerhouse. Sean Miller has them back in the thick of the national conversation once more, and I’m excited about another thrilling season of Arizona Wildcats basketball. Bear Down!
Right now its tough to say as the team is not yet done with recruiting, and so the roster isn’t set yet. For now though I’ll go with Nick Johnson, who averaged 11.5 PPG, 3.6 RPG and 3.2 APG last season and will be expected to be one of the leaders on a team that relied on seniors last year. I hear the class for 2014 has a lot of promise-I can’t wait.
Kansas City Chiefs
1996. Derrick Thomas tearing shit up on the field, terrorizing offenses everywhere. I fell in love with the Chiefs as a kid because they were a Midwest team, and then I stuck on after wards even though they’ve only been to 2 SBs and won 1. They still have a rich tradition and heritage, and they were one of the teams that was responsible for the NFL we have today. When they finally win that second Super Bowl all of the Chiefs fans I know will be getting loud in excitement. I’ll never stop believing, and I can’t wait to visit Arrowhead Stadium one day. I might cry upon entering. And of course I do want to see a game, preferably one where the Chiefs crush the stinking Raiders.
Right now its Jamaal Charles, one of the best running backs the franchise has ever had to carry the pigskin. He’s an absolute beast, and now with a good quarterback under center is primed for another great season. And yes I do have his jersey along with Derrick Thomas’ and I wear both with pride during football season.
Green Bay Packers
Hey I’ve been to Lambeau Field. I went there in 2010 wearing my Packers gear, although it was during training camp and therefore I was only able to tour the stadium. Yes I know that I love two football teams, but I don’t care because I’ve stuck with both of them for decades. Brett Favre converted me in 1997, his amazing gunslinger ways memorizing me throughout. But its Donald Driver who is my all time favorite Packers player, a class act who gave us Green Bay fans endless great moments on the field. I’m fully expecting the Packers to reload and compete for another Super Bowl this season, but even if they don’t I’ll still be rooting for them no matter what. BTW I am on the waiting list for season tickets heh even though I’ll never get them in my lifetime, and I do want to go see a game there, of course.
Right now its Randall Cobb, who is a beast and was a great second round steal by the Packers in the draft a couple seasons back. He can return punts, catch touchdowns, and could even play running back if he had to. He is also tied for the longest kickoff return for a touchdown. Beast.