I am not a sporty kind-of-girl but I do appreciate some of the sports played on tv. In my high school days, I was entertained in watching basketball and cheered for my favorite team; complete with praising the one that scores, cursing the player that made a foul move (and yes, I got familiar with how a foul is called), jumping and cheering (without the pom-poms) and getting high-fives from my friends who’s on the same side with my team.
I also liked some sports and let me tell you on how a girl-like-me enjoyed watching/playing these dominated-by-men thing. Well, one doesn’t have to be all sporty to watch and enjoy the games in the comfort of their homes. When there’s a major event happening and watching can’t be disturbed, we hire house cleaning services to do our chores. These are from my own point of view so just read on.
I learned how this game works by simply watching; with no Google back then to check out a player, his stats, RBIs, how a score is achieved and what the game is all about. Of course, I chose the team with the cutest pitcher (I’m a girl, remember?) and most popular as far as I can tell. I never got to play it in school but at least I know how it goes.
When you’re in high school, you’ll be asked two choices: basketball or volleyball. So I chose the latter. It’s more feminine and besides, I like the sport better. I’ve learned how to keep the ball in the air and not letting it fall to the ground. Otherwise, you’ll miss a point. This is also a good exercise as you’ll go jumping, stretching, kneeling and using your arms and hands a lot. It also teaches you to be considerate of your teammates and learn to be unselfish to give and take.
With this sport, it’s less complicated with the goal of getting the shuttlecock in the air using racquets. This can be played by two players (singles) or two pairs (doubles). I liked this one better as this doesn’t require you to run (just small steps) and tumble since you’re using a racquet. This is also a good stretching exercise as you need to move that muscle to avoid the shuttlecock from touching the ground.
So you see, women also do enjoy the sporting world. Sans the jersey or the pom-poms, this can be an interesting game for us in our own little way.