Suddenly a Sports Fan

I really don't know what happened. I've never been much of a sports fan. I never watched football (unless to hang out with my dad), baseball, basketball, or any of the sportsballs where they hit things and go “oof!”

But the Avalanche made it to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. For the first time in 20 years. 20 years! I was in grad school then, smoking tons of cigarettes and acting like I knew everything in the world. I remember when the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup and people in my small college town rioted (though not as bad as when the Broncos took the Super Bowl). I remember being extremely disgusted and annoyed with the rabble who cared more about sports than their town.

Now, I'm watching every game, biting through my lip due to the tension and excitement. Will the Avs win the Stanley Cup again? Will this be their last game? Please don't let the Oilers win.

Sports never appealed to me. I was more into the arts, diving into Theatre, Writing, Debate, Photography, and other miscellaneous things. I stuck with Writing and Photography but somehow ended up a sports fan.

I even watch baseball now.

Go Avs! And Rockies (even though they suck this year).


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