The topic: Sports. More specifically, the sports team that you are rabid about. Maybe you love the Dallas Cowboys. Maybe you never miss a Cincinnati Reds game. Perhaps you follow every goal of the Fighting Illini Water Polo team. Or maybe nobody can tear you away from a Manchester United game. I want to hear about whatever sports team(s) that make you cry tears of joy when they win and tears of sorrow when they lose. And on the flip side, I also want to hear about the teams you love to hate and why you hate them so much. You know what I mean. Like when you meet a new friend who is really cool and fun, and then you find out they root for your most hated rival team and you actually consider for a moment that you can't be friends anymore. Those teams.That's it. And if you don't like any sports at all, I don't know what to say to you. Tell us something else you are impassioned about
In Miami, we have the Heat (NBA), the Marlins (MLB), the Panthers (NHL) and, of course, the Miami Dolphins (NFL). I am not a big sports fan because, morally, I think it is just WRONG for men to get paid astronomical amounts of money just for playing a game. Teachers, Firefighters and Police should make the salaries of all those professional jocks out there!
Our various team members have not always been the most upstanding of citizens, thus being poor role models for kids. Drugs, murders, etc... the guys who get screwed up in those things...well, I just want to smack them upside the head with a 2X4! There are people who have to scrape pennies together to buy milk, and here they are with MILLIONS running around blowing it and being just plain dumbasses. Makes me so mad.
Sorry for my little rant. I'm through now because I'm here to talk about one of the only two professional sports teams I have ever given a rat's butt about. One being the Boston Celtics of the 80's with Larry Bird and the second being....*drumroll, please...........
I was only in second grade when they went undefeated and won the Superbowl, but I REMEMEBER!
Now, take just a few moments, if you choose, to watch these videos. They're short and I think they're worth a look. No football team can compare to this one.
Click below to hear the famous Miami Dolphins song!
My brother in law taught Jim Langer, Center on this great team, to fly. The first plane I ever went up in belonged to him. I remember one weekend my sister and her husband were over at our house and the phone rang. A man asked to speak to my BIL. I was in 2nd grade and being very polite on the phone, asked who was calling. "Jim Langer." I freaked! I was what...7 years old? and I freaked OUT!
(of course, we all knew the Giants came awful close to breaking the 72's record...)
Look down this roster and see how many names you remember:
Del Gaizo, Jim
Den Herder, Vern
Now go see who everyone else is rooting for (or who they HAVE rooted for ;) and have a great week!