Sad Week in Sports.

24 Mar

I have always considered myself a sports fan. I love watching the competitors get into the last seconds of the game and fight to a win. I love the adrenaline you get from watching a buzzer shot that ties a game up. I love the roar of a croud and the way it brings people together as fans. This week though…I’m not a big sports fan.

This week my favorite basketball team traded my favorite player, and my football home team traded my favorite football player. It’s been a rough week on my wardrobe too as I owned 3 jerseys with their names plastered on them.

Derek Fisher is a player I have followed since I was in 7th grade. I enjoyed watching him on tv and also going to see him play in games against Denver. He was the reason I stuck watching the Lakers for all these years. Earlier this season they also traded Lamar Odom, who was also a joy to watch. It’s hard to stand behind a team that doesn’t stay loyal to the players who have given so much to their organization. I haven’t decided yet if I will continue to follow the Lakers or if I will be in the market for switching my loyalties to another team next year.  It’s hard to think I might be cheering for another team next season but for now I’m just putting the NBA out of my sights and waiting to make a final decision.

Then on the football side of things, Tim Tebow. I was never a NFL fan until this past season as I watched Tebow step onto the field. He gives God all the glory and shows his big heart with everything he does. How could you not want to follow this guy’s every move?!?! My family have always hated the Broncos, don’t ask me what team we liked instead because there wasn’t one. The rule had just always been to root for whoever was opposing the Broncos. Tim Tebow changed my family’s views very quickly and we found ourselves watching every game he played in last season. I learned the rules, the stats, and the team strengths. He turned me into a football fan and now I can’t get enough of it. Sadly this week the Denver Broncos traded Tim to the New York Jets. I’m really sad to see such disrespect shown to a player that got them to the playoffs last year. The Broncos hadn’t seen a playoff game in years and he got zero credit for bringing them there. I understand Denver wanting to have Manning but they could have kept Tebow at least on the bench and mentored him. I guess I will go back to my Bronco hating background and just as easily become a Jets fan. I’m so excited to see what God has in store for him as He continues to work through Tebow. He’s such a possitive example of what the love of Jesus is all about.

So, that’s my sad story of how I no longer own any current jerseys in the NBA or NFL. I’ll have to figure something out regarding Basketball but until then my next jersey purchase will be green and white. ;]

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One Response to “Sad Week in Sports.”

  1. Ann Maloney March 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Hang in there Sports Fan!! Good composition, by the way! I enjoyed reading it and seeing your oh-so-cute photos!! (: Love you, Ann Maloney

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