We are addicted to sports in our house. Not a single calendar day goes by without some sporting event being watched. In between sporting events we are glued to ESPN and the NFL Network for the latest sports news.
Since this is sort of a slow time for sports with football phasing out, we are experimenting with new types of sports programming, the X Games. So far, it has been a lot of fun. Earlier this week on ESPN we caught the Men’s Ski Slopestyle Elimination round and the Snowboard Street event from Aspen, Colorado.
Wow! Those stunts are amazing. I have never been skiing or snowboarding in my entire life. I am convinced I would break every bone in my body. These competitors don’t just ski, they do it at high speeds while flipping and twisting through the cold, thin air. It is such fun to watch. My six year old is fascinated by the acrobatics. Truth be told, he giggles some when they fall, too. Thankfully that hasn’t happened much since we’ve been watching. The ones who have crashed have not been seriously injured. I am actually surprised that we haven’t seen more carnage since the stunts are so advanced.
The Winter X Games have been a nice change of pace. I can easily see us getting addicted to these sports as well. Just what we need, more sports and athletes to follow. Oh well, it could be worse. At least we don’t have to worry about getting injured. We’re just watching.