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The Friday Five

Again not terribly great but I haven’t got much to write about at present.

1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones?

On the rare occasions that Football (that’s soccer you to yanks) actually makes it on to terrestrial TV, I watch that, and if there’s a big game on satellite I may get myself down the pub to watch it. Rugby and Formula 1 are occasionally interesting too – I may watch the odd game in the Rugby World Cup now that it has started although the games may be a bit early in the morning.

2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes?

I’ve supported Liverpool FC for 12 years, although I feel a little partial towards York City since they’re my local team. Hopefully they’ll get promoted from Division 3 this season. As an LFC supporter I obviously like Michael Owen, although I admire David Beckham – no matter what everyone says about him and his intelligence, he’s one of the best homegrown footballers we’ve ever had.
I don’t own any Liverpool merchandise though, nor any football merchandise, come to think of it.

3. Are there any sports you hate?

‘Professional’ wrestling, since it’s hardly a sport. I found golf rather boring, as with just about any sports on the Eurosport channel.

4. Have you ever been to a sports event?

Unless you cound school sports days, no. I’m an armchair supporter.

5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play?

Without counting PE (which was compuslory), no, I never played in any teams. I was never any good at actually playing sport. Although I nearly joined the Archery team at Uni this year, if that counts.

One Comment

  1. 1. Not if I can help it
    2. n/a
    3. Most televised sport
    4. Not recently
    5. I actually joined the Archery club, when I was at Uni several years ago, even represented UofReading at BUSA once
    Had a brief break from it, got my own gear, and did it locally last year, not done any this year though