Sports

During football season, I consume as much sports as tv, movies, books, or music. Maybe even combined. So it’s a good thing I managed to find someone else as football-crazy as myself.

College football

See more ASU Football picturesIt won’t shock anyone who knows us to say that Kim and I are big football fans.  At the college level, we’re devout fans of the Arizona State Sun Devils. I’m in my 26th season as a season ticket holder, and we don’t plan a winter vacation until we know what bowl game we’re headed to.  Hell, I even run a collaborative fan site over at GoDevils.org.

Favorite players:
Jake Plummer, Pat Tillman, JR Redmond, Terrell Suggs, Andrew Walter

Favorite moment:
The 19-0 shucking of Nebraska on Sept 21, 1996

Bowl games attended:
-1997 Rose Bowl (vs Ohio State)
-2002 Holiday Bowl (vs Kansas State)
-2004 Sun Bowl (vs Purdue)
-2005 Insight Bowl (vs Rutgers)
-2007 Holiday Bowl (vs Texas)

Pro football

At the NFL level, I’m a big San Francisco 49ers fan.  Kim’s a New England Patriots fan.  Luckily, our teams don’t meet very often, and each of us has a certain affinity for each other’s favorites…so blood isn’t often spilled.  However, we enjoy football so much that we’ll watch just about any game that’s on tv…not to mention the NFL Network, NFL Live, or any other football-related show.

Favorite players:
Roger Craig, Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott

Favorite moment:
The 55-10 stomping of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV

Other sports

Neither of us pays a whole lot of attention to any of the other sports.  In basketball, I root for the Phoenix Suns, and for several seasons, followed them very closely.  In hockey, I’m a Detriot Red Wings fan, having attended several games while living in Michigan years ago.  High school football has me rooting for my alma mater, (Mesa) Mountain View.  Go Toros!  I don’t root for any team in baseball, because I can hardly stay awake for a single inning, let alone an entire game.  Ditto for golf.  Don’t even ask me about NASCAR…it’s just not a sport.

Bowling

The only sport that I play on a regular basis is bowling. Several years ago, some friends and I went bowling…I managed a 206 my first game, and we decided to make it a weekly get together. While friends have since moved away, and with it, the treasured bowling nights, Kim and I still hit the lanes for a couple of games each month. We even joined a flex league, and ended up with well over a 100 free games which we’ve been slowly spending. My average is about 181 these days, with a high score of 279–one pin short of a perfect 300 game.