Derrick Rose is injured. Tore his left ACL to be exact. Don’t know what an ACL is, but I do know what it means for me: a grumpy husband.
I never cared about sports. All I ever said was “Go New York!” let the NY teams do well, but otherwise I was none the wiser. The Rangers had their moments while I was growing up, so did the Knicks, the Yankees have had mostly highs, I think, so at least there was always one team to take pride in.
I never listened to a game, cited stats, or knew any name past the ones my brother’s pretended to be while playing whatever sport – outside:
Hockey – Mark Messier, Patrick Roi, and Wayne Gretsky,
Basketball – Michael Jordan (yes, I know he’s not NY, but who didn’t want to be Michael), Patrick Ewing, and whoever else starred in Space Jam,
Baseball – Derek Jeter is coming to mind
Football – ummm Joe Namath?
On our first date, I asked my husband what guys did for hobbies.
“Some of the oilam follow sports,” he answered sheepishly.
“Do you?” I followed up.
“A little,” he replied.
I don’t think I want to know what he considers an avid sports fan to be.
I’ve since become acquainted with the starting line-up of every Chicago team. And besides for that, I’ve also come to care. I check sports news updates, text 4- info for scores, read random sports tidbits on Yahoo news. Not that I care about the sports for the sake of the sport, but I care about my husband, and our marriage.
When the Bulls win or the Bears make a good trade, is a night I can easily say,
“Honey, can you wash the dishes, bathe the baby, and buy me a Hermes scarf?”
When Jay Cutler injured his thumb, and yesterday when Derrick Rose tore his ACL, those were not nights to burn dinner, poke fun at his family, or reveal any indication of happiness on earth.
Chicago teams – YOU SHTUNKY !!! (as my kid would say)
My husband gave up on the Cubs two years ago, finally. But the rest of the teams, the Bulls, Bears, and BlackHawks. Please stop teasing him. Stop doing well, and then choking, or conveniently getting yourselves injured at the end of the season.
I’ve been eyeing a few choice items, and you keep screwing it up!