When our children were young, we didn’t encourage them to participate in sports.
I know, I know, I’m the mother of Satan.
We didn’t not encourage them, we just didn’t push them into organized sport activities.
When Chase choose to play little league baseball, we went to every game.
When Bryn participated on her High School gymnastics team, I drove miles to get her to the meets.
Blahblahblah (You get the picture).
I hadn’t been very athletic when I was younger.
I didn’t like the person I became when faced with competition. It would overcome me. I was fierce. Too fierce, and choose academics and the arts instead- still competitive but without the audience.
My husband had been a very good tennis player. He felt fine with the competition. Still does.
I also had, and still do have, a BIG problem with the American adoration of professional athletes.
They are, for my money, just a big bag of arrogant narcissist assholes that swing bats, or throw balls, or leap tall buildings.
How else do you explain their public behavior, their private behavior, their hubris?
As I write this, Alex Rodriguez is involved in a doping investigation with Biogenesis.
He just stated he will fight these claims to the end and still considers himself a ‘Role Model’.
Are you frickin’ kidding me? For who? Lucifer’s minions?
You are NOT a role model.
You are likely a liar, and cheat, and thought you could ‘game’ the sport, and even believed you should do it because you wanted to be admired and revered and get laid.
You, Mr. Rodriguez, have just contributed to the impossibility of ever experiencing natural talent on a Field of Dreams, and have made my position on professional sports all but a slam-dunk.
My children turned out to be, without you and your kind…
|Won’t you let me help you?
I can make your dreams come true.