I'm a Texas girl. Born and raised. This is a place full of sports. Whether it be high school football, college football, NFL, baseball.... we've got some big sports here and some passionate fans.
I am not one of them. And Lord knows that I have tried.
The problem, at its most basic level, is my lack of understanding of the sports along with my uncompetitive spirit. I want everyone to win. When a team loses, I feel bad for them. I feel bad for the coach, for his wife and children... it's really just quite pathetic.
On the few times in history when I have tried to get excited and cheer for "my" team, I am always let down.
My senior year of high school? My school's football team did not win one single solitary game.
Remember that time the Houston Astros made it all the way to the World Series? I was so pumped! And then they lost miserably. (And they've really never recovered, have they?)
Last year, the Texans had a great season and made us all proud. But this year.... absolute nightmare.
And the Aggies.... oh my goodness. And the last time I went to an Aggie game I stepped off a step wrong and rolled my ankle. Remember lemon ankle?
I realize I am in the minority. Most of my friends and family get really fired up and throw big parties and they know every player by name and they know what the Ref is going to say before he says it. Me? Not so much. I have no idea what is going on.
You can read more about my lack of sports understanding here. I know, it's pathetic, and I'm a disgrace to Texas girls everywhere.