So I’ve been watching lots of sports lately: the Australian Open, NFL Playoffs, NCAA Bball is heating up with conference play, and a female just won a male professional bowling event, wild times all around! In addition to being forever frustratred by Favre (sounds like a great book title with unnecessary alliteration), some other things have really pissed me off lately. So I’m going to take this opportunity to unburden myself in this space.
Pet Peeve #1 (with acknowledgement to ZS) – Most of you don’t watch tennis, but I do. The last couple years I’ve grown to really like Andy Roddick, but stop going to the towel after every effing point. It just delays things and annoys fans. As an aside, I just googled “andy roddick toweling off” and realized they will probably send me gay porn sites now. Sometimes google is too much.
Pet Peeve #2 – Celebrations in the NFL have run rampant for the past decade or so, and it’s high time they get called out. I’m not talking about after you score a TD, or break a 45 yard run, make a one handed leaping grab, etc etc…But hey, Ray Lewis, when you make a tackle after a four yard run, no reason to jump up and down like you just got away with murder (get it, he DID get away with murder once)! The NFL is so backwards, they penalize a guy for spiking the ball after a TD, but do nothing when a guy does some stupid dance after a basic tackle.
Pet Peeve # 3 – Can we get first baseman miked up at all times? Or at least get transcripts of conversations had at first base? Nothing intrigues me more in sports than what the eff is being talked about when A-Rod gets a base hit and stands next to Kevin Youkilis. I imagine it’s something along these lines: A-Rod – “See how hard I hit that ball? Maybe Derek will finally make out with me!” Youkilis simply shakes his head.
Pet Peeve # 4 – Fans. More than half of them suck. If we could rid the world (or at least the sporting world) of about 65% of both the Yankee and Red Sox fanbase (those that wear the pink hats and have never heard of Daniel Bard or Damso Marte), the world would be a better place.
Pet Peeve # 5 – Pretty much the entire NBA. While I admit, for some reason I can’t stop watching – I’m sick of the traveling, I’m sick of the tattoos, I’m sick of the general thug theme. In light of the whole Gilbert Arenas shitshow, I found myself realizing that I just wasn’t that surprised by the story whatsoever. I’m not tired of Rajon Rondo though.
Pet Peeve # 6 – Stop talking about Tiger Woods for just one effing day.