I failed to hide my lack of enthusiasm, did I? I hinted in two earlier
posts in this thread that (1) I can appreciate excellence in just about
any sport, I think (I'm not so sure about bull-fighting) and (2) I agree
with the poster who thinks we are a little "over the top" about our
sports in the US. I even enjoy baseball a bit, but whoever is pushing
each team to play 160+ games per season--I hope don't they are not doing
it on my account! ; )
Being a loyal EastCoaster, Angela likes to check out movies with Ellen
Page in them.
One such movie we viewed (Netflix) was her doing rollerball. HotDAMN
that Ellen is cute.
I was going to ask Ang if I could get Ellen to come home with me,
promised to walk her and feed her, if I could keep her, but instead I
decided I don't mind the way my face looks in this condition.
If there *is* a sport, it is bullfighting.
Yeah, sure is Sporting. Just like Dog Fighting and Bull Baiting. And let's
not forget Fox Hunting. Bull fighting is about as sporting as a slaughter
"I'm the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo ..."
I'll never forget the first (and only) _real_ bullfight I ever saw, in
Nuevo Laredo, TX. The sheer magnificence of that animal when it entered
the arena, only to be dragged out by its heels, lifeless, was, for me an
extremely unsettling experience.
It's hard put into words, but the machinations to reduce that animal
physically to a level for the matador to be on more or less equal terms
with it, were abominations. AMMOF and IMO, a culture that revels in that
type of behavior is doomed, yet we embrace them in the guise of
This was despite being raised on a farm, where the killing of rabbits,
chicken, ducks, feed lot calves, etc., for our own consumption was a
weekly occurrence, and I, as on the only male sibling at the time, was
the designated executioner.
It's the eyes of the animals that finally got to me in this regard, even
as a previous avid hunter ... as I've gotten older, extinguishing the
'light of life' in the eyes of a living creature is personally not
something I continue regard as "sport".
Don't get me wrong ... I'll take all the game meat you want to load me
down with and use it well, but I'd simply rather not personally kill
another living creature as long as I live.
I've done more than my share, and I'm done with it ...
Takes a man to acknowledge this point in his life.
I was 50 yards from a doe with my 303 had her dead nuts in my sights.
Couldn't do it. My guy to my right did kill her with a merciful shot.
An avid hunter and guide, he had some emotions about that too, the
magnificence and scenery was just too damned beautiful to go
I did help with the skinning and draining and later cooking up a lot
of that meat, but I did find my own limitations.
I still agree with taking an animal for food, but 'sport'?
It's not that I didn't like to hunt:
Then again, like every good coonass, I was _always_ looking beyond, to
the cooking part ... :)
AAMOF, you ever need any game cleaned for an "in kind" consideration,
you know where to ask. :)
We did. Don't think you could get away with that in Coahuila or Nueva
Leon these days ... we did this about four or five years in a row during
the high rolling days of the late 70's, early 80's. And that was
nothing, you shoulda seen what we did in Vail and Aspen, in pursuit of
different game. ;)
Looking at pic #5 and trying to picture your bird dog, Pandy Bell
eagerly but patiently waiting to retrieve the bounty. ;~)
Times change don't they?
Before the series began, the guy who does the sports for the local
ABC-TV station predicted that Dallas would win in 6 games.
Guess when it came to "crunch time", Miami didn't have it.
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