It’s not often that the people/teams that I cheer for in any sport win. Sunday it was victory, victory, victory. All in sports that non-sports fans would probably find incredibly boring.
First up was Men’s World Curling. Canada won gold and won it fairly decisively. I actually stoppes watching this game after about 6 ends, when it was clear they would win. The really interesting game for Canada came during Saturday’s semi-final against Germany. Right down to the second last rock of the game. I enjoy watching curling. The 4-Rock rule has been great for increasing offense and increasing viewing interest.
Then I switched over to NASCAR. I always cheer for Jeff Gordon. Yesterday he won, after coming back from 3 laps down. I have yet to sit through an entire NASCAR race. Too many laps that take too much time out of a day. Usually I’ll watch a bit at the first, check in periodically over the next three hours, then try to tune in the final hour or so. That’s what I did yesterday.
I ended the sports-day marathon with The Masters, watching Tiger Woods win his 4th green jacket. It was a pretty exciting final round. Chris DeMarco just wouldn’t give up, and kept pressure on Tiger who bogeyed his final two regular round holes, forcing a playoff. Tiger won that. He’s a pretty intense guy, that Tiger. I doubt I’d like to hang out with him for any length of time, but he’s a pretty exciting golfer to be a fan of.
Also watched on Sunday: Arrested Development, which continues to make me laugh out loud several times an episode. And Deadwood, which I am enjoying more and more each week.