Thursday, October 09, 2003

The Five

The Friday Five (found here) for this week:

1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones?
Professional Baseball, Professional Football, Curling. No, Really. Curling. I will curl up on a Sunday Morning on the couch and actually watch curling.

2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes?
I'm from Pittsburgh, growing up there in the 60s and 70s. So we're talking about Stargell and Clemente in baseball, Bradshaw and Joe Green in football. Bears and Green Bay when I lived in the midwest in the 80s and 90s. Currently it would be Ichiro of the Mariners and Hasselbeck of the Seahawks. I wish the best of luck to the Cubbies - I have friends in Chicago who have suffered enough.

3. Are there any sports you hate?
Golf. Basketball (Pro or college). Went to school in the Midwest but never understood the appeal of March Madness.

4. Have you ever been to a sports event?
Two Mariners games this year, early in the season, against the A's and then the Yankees. My first baseball game was the Pirates at old Forbes Field (the home plate is still preserved in the hallway of the Law Building of the University of Pittsburgh, which was built on that site).

5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play?
Little League as a kid through grade school. My modern physical activities are non-competitive (Hiking, Biking, Tai Chi). OK, some bocce as well, and (more rarely now) volleyball.