Sunday, July 11, 2010

Viva España!


For the first time since June 20th, 1993, I raised my voice while watching
a sporting event on television! On that date, Chicago Bulls guard, John
Paxson
hit a late three point shot to give the Bulls the NBA championship
over the Phoenix Suns at America West Arena in Phoenix. Me? I was on
my couch in Naperville, Illinois watching the game. It was one of those
moments that makes a sports fan jubuliant and yell out with excitement.
17 years later, I'm not much of a sports fan, but today I let out that same
yell, as Andres Iniesta scored late in extra time of the FIFA World Cup
final to give Spain it's first title. I'm far from a expert of soccer (football),
but it was exciting as the team I was rooting for in the game (my favorites
going into the tournament were the USA and New Zealand) came away with
a win in a game who's outcome was far from certain. Exciting...yes. A major
milestone in my life...no. I reserve that moment for when the Chicago Cubs
win the World Series. Hopefully I'll still be young enough to get off the couch
to yell and be excited!

4 comments:

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Tom. You must be the spouse of my friend, M?

You definitely must have an interesting life; your travels are a phenom!

Tom said...

Hi Nancy,

I don't think that I'm the spouse of your friend, but my wife Lynn is a pretty serious knitter...you might want to check out her blog at http://knitsonice.blogspot.com

Tom

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Jerusalem tours said...

Hi Tom! Congrats for your blog!

I have to comment that post because I'm spanish and unfortunately I was not in spain enjoying the game and later victory of my national team. I was in Jerusalem due to work requirements and guess what, I celebrate the World Cup Title surrounded by muslims, jewish, catholic and christian people who didn't know anything about football!

Can you believe it? Actually was funny and a curious history to tell to your childs...