Are you a Sports Fan?

Glorious weather in New Orleans-Azaleas in full bloom.

Glorious weather in New Orleans-Azaleas in full bloom.

Just a beautiful azalea to catch your attention. Couldn’t find a free picture of a football player.

I’ve been a NFL fan for years and years. I loved the Colts when they were in Baltimore; Indianapolis, not so much. But I liked Peyton Manning because he’s a New Orleans boy. It’s hard to see him in the Bronco’s road pylon orange uniform. I like Eli, too, with the Giants, and I enjoy the enthusiasm of their coach, Tom Coughlin. But, back to the current Baltimore team. I moved out of Baltimore a long time ago, but I still have family there. I was glad to see them win the Super Bowl this year, played in New Orleans, by the way. Ray Lewis was great–what a cheerleader.
The news today is that he’s now going to work for ESPN. Not a surprise. He looked very tricked out in his glasses and likely a very expensive suit, black with a dove gray vest. The money these guys make, I’d hope they’d dress well.
The most distressing news today, however, is that the New Orleans Saints have lost Jermon Bushrod – our left tackle, to the Chicago Bears. Remember the book/movie The Blind Side?. I can’t think Drew Brees is thrilled. At this point, we only have this guy Brown for the job and he’s been hurt more than he’s been well.
I also like professional tennis. Got turned on when the Williams sisters began winning several years ago. They still do pretty well. And I like to see almost anyone beat Federer, especially Rafael Nadal.
And this time of year, I’m left with the NBA – but I like the playoffs. The regular season games aren’t too exciting, except for the string of wins accumulated by the Miami Heat.

What sports do you enjoy? And Why? Any hockey fans? Not much interest in that here in New Orleans. It’s too hot, and I’ve never figured out what’s going on in a hockey game anyway, except fighting.