Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Crowd Pleaser

Professional athletes are incredible. Every time I go to a professional sporting event I can't help but be in awe of how good they are.

Not at their sport, but to not just sit there and people watch the entire time.

The funny fat kid who is dancing on the jumbotron.

The drunk girl in the low-cut top that is falling all over the place.

The guy in the mullet and basketball jersey with no shirt underneath.

All of them - right there, right in the open - and nothing.

They don't even flinch.

They don't even laugh when fans yell something hysterical or boo when the jumbotron shows a Yankees logo.

How many hours of training does this take? Do they watch film on all the greatest people watching there is, just to become numb to the entire experience?

They have front row seats to America's freak show and focus 100% on their jobs.

But I bet if they had internet access they would still spend their entire day reading blogs.


Moooooog35 said...

For your information, mullets are coming back into style so I take offense at your third bullet point.

Renee said...


LiLu said...

Years of ball-flicking in the locker rooms.

They've learned not to flinch by now.

miss. chief said...

Yeah I think this all the time too. They don't even flinch or smile or anything when thousands of people are shouting at them. Maybe their hearing and eyesight isn't so good?

Fizzgig said...

all i know about sports is that the most entertaining part is the jumbotron.

SpikeWrite said...

Most of the time athletes get in a zone where the only thing they see is the game and the only thing they hear are players and coaches. I agree though sporting events are probably the biggest freak show i know of.

Dawn said...

Head injuries. And locker room towel snapping. These would desensitize anyone.

M Hastings said...

I imagine that love of the game factors in, too.

But I do get your point, and it is a valid one.

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