You know that perfect play. The three-point shot right at the buzzer. The grand slam or the touchdown in the last minute to win the game.
Or perhaps, it's a bicycle kick with only twelve minutes left and the game is tied.
For those of you that don't follow the worldwide sport of soccer, I'm sure you're looking at this going "bicycle what?" But it's an extreme soccer move that requires a lot of talent to even try, let alone execute perfectly.
During the last several years, roller derby has made a quick comeback to the sporting scene. Though much less theatrical (and violent) than the popular bouts that were televised during the 60’s and early 70’s, roller derby has returned to its athletic roots while still holding strong to the fun, hardcore entertainment value that the whole family can enjoy. We are currently home to three flat-track roller derby leagues that I would love to share with you!
Kansas City is in between the seasons of the more well-known sports teams like the Chiefs and Royals. However, that doesn’t mean you have to go without your fix of watching two teams duke it out to the tune of Blood, Sweat and Tears. Kansas City is the home to numerous lesser known teams that are just as exciting and just as much fun to root for. Many of them even have taken championships in their divisions. One of my favorites is roller derby.
It’s the 2nd week of March, and the minds of basketball fans are likely preoccupied with thoughts of conference tournaments, Selection Sunday, and "bracketology." If you are a basketball novice or a passive fan, you may be wondering what exactly all the "hoopla" is about.
Happy Day, the Boys in Blue are back in town. Is Baseball still America's favorite pastime? I'm not sure, but I do know that some of my favorite memories have been cheering with my chums at the ballpark. I met a young man a few years ago that was living out his dream with his Dad to attend a game at every major league stadium in the country. They were half way through their schedule, and had great plans of continuing until they had visited all of them. I thought that was so cool. What a great adventure for a dad and his son!
The arrival of fall means one big thing in our family—football. I grew up in a community where football was king. The man I married also loved football. I knew the family tradition would continue when my oldest son turned 3. All he wanted for Christmas that year was a football uniform. Friday nights became known as "Football Friday." Both of my sons played football in junior high, high school, and college. My daughter became a cheerleader. I was kept busy with taking kids to practice, keeping uniforms clean, and cooking game day meals.&nb
I am a HUGE college basketball fan! Coming from the Midwest, so close to where the game was invented, and being a girl who is over 6' tall, most people would say no wonder! I look forward to the month of March every year and have my favorite teams I love to cheer on to victory. My three favorites, in order, are Duke, KU, and MU. Some of you may be taking a double-take at this moment, wondering how in the world anyone could root for MU and KU at the same time. It's simple, really. That's what I like about living near the border of states.
I love sports. I love how logical people believe sitting in a certain chair or wearing certain clothes will help their team win. I love the belief by fans that the reason their team (or in some cases, the city (Cleveland) is cursed is because of a billy goat or player trade. This brings me to my husband. He is originally from Wisconsin and wears the cheesehead proudly for the Packers and Brewers.