Base of Hope

4 Nov

I am a sports person, er… the kind who likes to watch all kinds of sports, and not the kind who actually plays it.  I never had the strength or the stamina required to play any sports.  You know, a girl of small stature who can’t run around for more than 2 minutes can hardly be any selector’s choice!  Anyway no regrets there, whatsoever!

Initially I was attracted to the sports just for the black and whites of it [the winning and the losing].  Later though I started enjoying the unpredictability of it.  Believe you me, the sporting surprises are something that I have actually begun looking forward to.  It is no longer about Who would win! but more about Anyone can win!

Indeed, anyone can win!  I have won, too!!  My victory is to have had the pleasure of witnessing some monumental sporting surprises, despite being the kind of “sportsperson” that I am!!!

  • Chicago Cubs! [After a century and 8 years???  Say whaaaaaat!!]

  • Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship 2016!  [First ever??? So I hear]

Both the winning teams above were behind 3-1.  Cleveland is common in both the teams above.  Go figure!

  • Leicester City Football Club: the current reigning champions of the Premier League! 2016  [One more First Ever!!!]

  • Portugal UEFA Euro Cup 2016 Champion!  [Another first ever!!!]

  • Monica Puig, Rio Olympics Tennis.  [First ever GOLD  for Puerto Rico!!!]

Whether it is from the sidelines, the Baselines, or the recliners; I have enjoyed every sporting surprise with tears of surprised joy.  And so, as long as there is sports and its surprises, it shall remain the Base of my hopes!!

via Daily Prompt: Base


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