I don't watch a lot of sports. I am certainly not a sports-fan. So it was pretty interesting that there were 3 televised sporting events this weekend that ended up on "my to-watch list" and therefore my DVR.
I've been watching the UFC almost from its beginning in the early 90's when Royce Gracie was dominating the octagon.
My interest in it lead to me Brazilian Juijitsu. I have been lucky enough to have trained with a few of the sports elites.
Not because I was anywhere near there level, more of a being in the right place at the right time.
Such was the case with
UFC Fight Night in Brisbane and Clint "Headbussa" Hester. Clint trains at X-3 Sports, in Atlanta and I've had the pleasure of rolling with him once and hopefully I'll get to again in the future. That being said, I would never want to be in a MMA match with him, not that I have any inclination in being in an MMA fight to begin with, but certainly not with that bruiser.
Anyway watching Clint win was the beginning of my weekend sports viewing marathon.
And a Tough Mudder and Concrete Hero, a Warrior "Dasher".....
I've done my fair share of obstacle course races, but I've done more Spartan Races than all the others combined. In fact, I bought a season pass this year, completed the Spartan Trifecta ( I finished one of each Spartan distance - Sprint, Super, Beast)
It's very accessible, in that it offers different levels so that pretty much everyone can find an event that fits their level of fitness and/or interest.
Skye has done two of them with me.
And it is incredibly well marketed, culminating in this Reebok Spartan Beast World Championship aired on NBC.
It was fun to watch and I am looking forward to sharing it with Cindy and Skye.
It made me want to get back into training, a motivation I could really use right now.
I have been a Laker fan for as long as I can remember.
I grew up in Los Angeles with Magic Johnson and "Showtime" and have been a fan ever since.
That said, I'm a Kobe Bryant fan.
I know he's got plenty of short comings, but he is pretty remarkable when it comes to basketball.
But as much as a fan as I am, I thought that the Kobe Bryant Returns Trailer was a bit over the top.
In-spite of this, I was still looking forward to seeing him back in action, although I figured he wouldn't be back to himself his first game back, if ever.
It was not a surprise he picked Sunday nights game against the Toronto Raptors who he has dominated before and is struggling this season to say the least.
And it was a home game.
I wasn't particularly surprised by Kobe's performance. I really didn't have many expectations, given that its his first time playing in 7 months.
The rest of the team I was surprised by and that we lost, well I was disappointed but not shocked.
I haven't completely given up on the season, because I'm a fan and you can't give up on your home team.