Bobette and sports

First the tennis on the weekend.   She was fine with the sport itself, what she didn’t like was how people were not allowed to talk during play and such.    She told me, “If I am expected to be quiet during the game then I guess tennis isn’t the game for me.”    Some other fans in the bleachers definitely thought that Bobette was too loud.

Speaking of her being too loud, last night after disappointing losses for the monkeys, some of the guys were over-reacting.   She tried telling them to calm down and they took it the wrong way and she started going back and forth with them.   I missed most of it because I was helping with something else but in the end, she is pissed with people on the team and feeling like she doesn’t want to attend anymore games.   Some of them think it is fine if we alienate our fans.   The biggest problem with all of this: One of the people that she argued with was my brother.

Looking back at Bob’s New Year’s Resolutions:

#6 “Learn how to drive a manual transmission car.”

– I have not completed this one yet but we went out this weekend and in an empty parking lot I made it to 2nd gear.   That is a baby step in the right direction.

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5 Responses to “Bobette and sports”

  1. whatigotsofar Says:

    Some of your adult recreational sports people take that RECREATIONAL sports thing way to effing seriously. But I’ve already told you that so many times that you’ve either stopped listening to me, or you’re just plain ignoring me altogether.

    So, on to more light-hearted stuff.

    Didn’t the sound of the squeaky tennis shoes bother Bobette?
    But I do agree with Bobette. Tennis is an elitist sport. It doesn’t need to be, but it is. The fans should be allowed to hoot and holler. It has come to my attention that Rafael Nadal is considered by many women to be quite the hottie. The ladies in the audience should be allowed to make cat calls at the guy and then throw their bras and panties on to the court.
    Same goes for the women’s tour. Some female tennis players are more famous for looking like porn stars than for actually being able to return a serve.
    We, the paying audience, should be allowed to make all kinds of noise. It’s not like the players have be able to hear their teammates talk.

  2. Bob Says:

    You like The Simpsons. See we can both state the obvious. Do I really need to respond to obvious statements?

    I asked her about the sweaking shoes, she said it didn’t bother her during the tennis match.

  3. DarcKnyt Says:

    I’ve always felt golf and tennis were BS and not real “sports” for making their fans sit there on their hands. Those games don’t require any more or less concentration and quiet than any other sport. Can you imagine how much easier it would be to be a coach or a quarterback if the crowd in the football stadium had to be quiet? Gimme a break.

    I’m not sure why tennis is the way it is, but it’s due for an overhaul. It’s popularity would rise meteorically if crowds could cheer for their favorites. Eventually the noise becomes like white noise and you don’t notice it anyway.

    Ah well. No one cares what I think, but I say, let her cheer. And I can’t say I blame her about the recreational sports confrontation. I know it’s no fun to lose — believe me, I know! — but it IS just a rec league.

    I guess I’m on a “back Bobette” deal with this post.

    OH, and go get ’em on the manual transmission! I learned to drive one on a 1971 Volkswagen Beetle. It’s the only car I’ve ever heard of where you can let the clutch out all the way in first gear without giving it gas and it won’t immediately stall — if you do so slowly enough. GREAT car to learn on. The downside? I learned to drive it in the foothills of California around the San Francisco Bay Area. By the time I was eighteen, I didn’t roll an inch when I drove my stick in SF. HA!

    • whatigotsofar Says:

      DarcKnyt, tennis is an elitist sport, like golf. It retains a certain structure to keep everybody from enjoying it. That’s why tennis has a weird scoring system and golf’s scores are backwards.

  4. DarcsFalcon Says:

    Bowling isn’t a sport either, and they make the spectators of the pro leagues shut up too. *eyeroll* It’s bowling, for pity’s sake!

    I still don’t know how to drive a stick, Bob, so don’t feel too bad about that. Although I AM a girl, and I think it’s part of the guy rules that a guy is supposed to know that … isn’t it?

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