The NBA Finals are on tonight.
And part of me wants the Celtics to win.
After all, I suppose I have been a Celtics fan since I lived in Boston. I have the nice Celtics ski sweater, the hat...
But I'm really not a fan.
I don't particularly like basketball.
It's too easy to score, and let's face it, teams don't even start playing until there's 2 minutes on the clock. Whcih means half an hour in real time.
Two minute games - now there would be something to watch. Plus the entire season could be done in about two weeks, three tops.
I suppose my ambivalence about the game stems from not really understanding it.
Football, I understand enough to get by. Baseball, I'm a student of the game. Heck, even ice hockey, I get the rules for.
Basketball? Not so much. I mean, travelling, that should be a simple call, right? So why don't they call it?
If you aren't going to call a penalty, fine... but take it out of the rules.
When is it charging, when is it obstruction? When do they tip off and when do they just get the ball?
It seems to change every darn time.
I can enjoy it, live. I do enjoy it live - Sacramento, Syracuse, St Bonneventure, Niagara, Buffalo (college and Braves), Chicago, Northwestern. I've tried them all. I just can't get the hang of basketball, I guess.
But I still am pulling for the Celtics.
I can't stand LA anything :)
Er... except Disney. Maybe Universal. That's about it. :)