Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sunday Scribblings - Celebrate - 4/4/09

I didn't think there was going to be a Sunday Scribbling this week so I didn't write anything but when I saw the prompt was Celebrate I was reminded of a video clip I saw recently. You can see it here. Wouldn't sports be a lot more fun if this type of celebration was embraced? In golf, most players are boring, emotionless, robots. About the only player who shows any emotion is Tiger Woods and he is sometimes criticized for it. More people would tune in if the could expect him to respond to a made putt in this manner. I don't like, or understand chess, but I would watch chess masters play if there was any chance of the victor providing post-match entertainment. I actually react in a similar manner when I beat my daughter at Cribbage.

11 comments:

A Girl Named Me said...

I have to say that at a professional meet, I think excessive celebration is not in very good taste.

I also have to say home, winning cribbage -- party on!

xoxo
AGirlNamedMe

myrtle beached whale said...

I don't care about taste or sportsmanship. Both are overrated. I want to be entertained. When someone wins Wimbledon, they shouldn't just shake hands, they should do the "hippy hippy shake."

linda may said...

G'day, I would love to see your version of that dance mate. Please record it next time you have a win and share it. He he. Funny video.

Anonymous said...

Haha. Last night must have been an all out house party and Skooter must have been ready to commit you then. I must say, I react the way his opponent does but with more enthusiasm when I lose cribbage. Love ya. Carly

Tumblewords: said...

Laughing. Yes, one should celebrate heartily!

Go Figure said...

The video was classic! Down 10 zip and he gets a point! When I volunteered to coach basketball at North Idaho Christian School A-4 level, it was a new sport...not only at the school but to the kids. HA! We were at Mullan playing and one of our players made a free throw...in pre-game warm-ups...and the cheerleaders went crazy and did a huge cheer! It was fun. I did explain to them a couple of days later that cheers were usually reserved for when actual points were scored in the game. Wish I hadn't. Cheers and enthusiasm are fun. One must always remember the first two rules of sports...1.It doesn't matter if you win or lose, so long as you look good doing it. 2. Have Fun!

myrtle beached whale said...

People take sports too seriously. If you celebrate a home run, you get beaned next at bat. Home runs should be celebrated just as touchdowns and bowling a strike.

Granny Smith said...

When it comes to games I'm pretty competitive, but I've never celebrated like this! Wonderful clip. Thanks for the link.

forgetfulone said...

That was pretty funny! Where do you find these things?

Jay said...

I think this particular guy was a little over the top, to the point of being insulting, but on the whole I do agree with you.

I am often disgusted when watching NFL football - a guy scores an amazing touchdown against all odds and does a little dance in the end-zone, or even tosses the ball aside a little too exuberantly and he and his team get a penalty?

I mean, for goodness' sake! It's normal, healthy, human behaviour to want to celebrate when we do something well, and as you say, it enhances audience pleasure too. I say let 'em go for it!

That's a great SS contribution!

myrtle beached whale said...

What makes this video even more fun is that the guy celebrating is behind 10-1.