Ludusphilia: my personal obsession
You know what I love? Sports. I love all kinds of sports, everything from football to archery to water polo. I just love all kinds of sports. As a “music/theatre nerd,” I don’t think many people understand how much I love sports. Maybe it’s my immense musical talent or my charming good looks, but people never approach me to talk about sports. The last person to approach me complimented me on my new haircut, but I didn’t hear two words about the Green Bay-Seattle game! What is up with that!? I mean, I know I might be intimidating (what with my knowledge of touchbacks and touchdowns and all that), but I like to think I’m approachable!
Let’s look at the Packers-Seahawks game. I was right there with the Twitterverse and the Realm of Facebook decrying the poor call made by the refs. To be honest, I didn’t watch the game, but I KNOW that it shouldn’t have been a touchdown. How did I know, you might be asking yourself? Because I’m just that good. I have this innate sense about sporting events which has never really done me any good, but I know someday I’ll be able to put it to good use (i.e. “Back to the Future Part II”). Until Doc Brown comes and whisks me away in his DeLorean, I’ll just have to be content with knowing everything about every sport ever invented.
Some facts about sports (that I definitely did not look up on Google): Did you know that kickball was invented by Nicholas C. Seuss around 1917? Or did you know that Pesäpallo, the baseball-like game, is often called the national sport of Finland? Did you know that the first interval in “The Star-Spangled Banner” is a minor third down? Sorry.... That last one wasn’t about sports. Forget I said anything!
I hope it’s clear by now that I really don’t know much about sports. I can talk to you about some soccer, but that’s about it. If you ever want to know the ins and outs of Franz Joseph Haydn’s life, or how many coffee beans Beethoven used per cup that he brewed (60), you can come talk to me! But, I hope you won’t come talk to me about nickelbacks (a fifth extra defensive back in a football formation) or I will attempt to play you Nickelback’s “Photograph.” I hope that’s enough of a deterrent... Until next time! Allons-y!