Growing up I wasnt much of a sporty guy, my parents werent into sports so I never got into it either. I used to hate P.E. at school as i was rubbish at football and no one really wanted me on their team, and i dont blame them, i was crap but I wasnt interested, my mind was on video games and movies but as i have gotten older, into my 20s and 30s i have started to enjoy sports more, not by playing them, Ha, no!
im still crap but watching them and going to see live sports, really gives you a thrill….
The sports i have become interested in are :
Whilst not as popular here as it is in Canada and USA the Belfast Giants team know how to put on a show,(or the “Stena Line Belfast Giants” if im being pedantic) i have been to two games now and have really enjoyed myself, i think because it is quite different from other sports and its quite fast paced and exciting with the possibility of a fight.. (i know)
my most recent time i went i got the VIP treatment in a private box with waitress service and my own entrance.. was V. impressed and could defo get used to the VIP treatment more often i must say .
Whilst i have never been to any tournaments, I do think Wii Sports has a lot to answer for. but a mixture of wii sports and my mate Des taking me to driving range, i got a bit of a bug and although not strictly the same myself and clare have been to crazy golf and the driving range loads of times, really works those arm muscles.
But just as when i was a kid, i am crap, i wouldnt ever be ready to go on a proper course, there are a lot of factors that hinder my performance, the biggest being my left handedness.. being a leftie you have two options, teach yourself to play right handed or buy a left handed club and play away, but even at the driving range there is only one automatic reloader catering for us lefties.
Other than the hinderance, i enjoy it, and im guessing with Rory Mc Ilroy being from NI and being world No.1 we can expect to see a surge in kids taking up golf, which is only a good thing really.
This is the biggie, i guess you could call me a confused football fan and i try and enjoy the game as it is w/out any affiliation to any team but thats rather hard, my dad bought me an Everton top when i was around 10 and im swayed towards the notion that there was a reason he gave me that particular team top as it was 10 years or so later id meet and marry clare who was a life long Everton supporter.
At school i said i was a Man U fan just to fit in but a lot of their fans annoy me, So i started having a fondness for Liverpool and this was before i met Clare but i think my affiliation still lies in Merseyside whether its red or blue is another matter..
Since 2008 i have been going to all the Ireland home games and have some great memories and met some fab people, the results have not always been great but its important to play a part in supporting your team when you can. The atmosphere in a stadium when a last minute goal or a penalty is scored is immense and the buzz is all over the stadium and if the team win, its all over the city..
i enjoy tournaments too like the Euros or world cup, i find the provide more excitement..
im not a die hard fan by any means, for some people its life and death but if thats thier passion. then great… im happy just to go along for the ride..
So these are just a few of the sports i have got interested in as i got older, Movies will always be my passion i think and writing (if you can call this writing, i call it ramblings) but its nice to have another outlet to enjoy. . .