I Suck at Writing…

I suck at writing…  I have a website that hasn’t been updated in months, just like this blog.  I have a lot to say, I have a lot going on in this brain of mine, but the problem is I cant find the passion or the motivation to put it into words.  I look at my keyboard and tell myself that I need to get busy, that I need to put in words the things I am feeling, the things I care about, and the things that need to be said, whether it be about sports, politics, life, my past, or the things that mean the most to me.  I suppose I am afraid to say it..  fear the ramifications, fear of what my friends or coworkers might think or say to me after a post is live and exposed for all to see. 

With all of that being said…  I’m going to write a blog post, I don’t know what I am going to write about, I don’t really know what I am going to say, but here I am, typing and figuring out what it is I want to talk about.  Since I am The “Self Proclaimed”  Sports Nerd, maybe for now, I should stick to sports…

First….  Let me say this….  I am a fan of the NFL first and foremost…  the months of August through February is my favorite time of the year.  I have been a Lifelong Cleveland Browns Fan…  I’m 51 so you figure out how bad I have been ridiculed during my lifetime.  From Jim Brown, to Paul Warfield, to Ozzie Newsome and Bernie Kosar, to Tim Couch, Brandon Weedon, to 25+ QB’s in 19 years, I have heard it all.  I grew up in NE Ohio, my father was a Browns fan, as was his father, as is most of my family, so I have earned it, lived it, and suffered through it for all of my years on this Earth.

Second…. My second love is the NHL..  I know this is strange coming from someone that lives in Central Florida, but the Tampa Bay Lightning are a force to be reckoned with and after being in this area for the last 20 years, I have fallen in love with hockey.  at this very moment they are in a struggle with the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference Finals, and I refuse to watch because for each game that I have turned on, they have lost in the playoffs.  I prefer to follow the game on Twitter…  It is less stressful that way.  I actually went to a game this year, Club Seats from work, it was a joyful experience since I got to shake the hand of Phil Esposito and see Dave
Andreychuk, captain of the Stanley Cup Champions of 2003-2004.  Despite all of the hero worship, the “Bolts” lost that game 5-1 against the Flames…  I have convinced myself I am a bad luck charm.. so I refuse to actually turn the games on during the playoffs and instead follow the games on Twitter…

Third…  This is where my fandom falls off a cliff, because I now move to Baseball, and although I am a die-hard Indians fan (NE Ohio!!) I cant sit and watch a lot of baseball for fear of falling asleep.  I prefer to watch playoff baseball instead, where the result means more to the teams involved as opposed to a game in April or July.  So I will enjoy the Highlights on Sports Center until after the All-Star break, when I decide to start watching the games in full, when the Indians Games are available here in Florida.

Fourth…  Golf is the only sport I actually have taken an interest in playing…  though I haven’t picked up my clubs in a long time. and it is the only sport in which I take a vacation each year just so I can watch on TV…  I take the second week in April off each year just so I can enjoy all of the Masters…  This is bucket list item for me,. as I have applied for tickets to the Masters the last two years.  Even if I only can get tickets top a practice round, it will be worth it to be able to walk the grounds at Augusta just to say that I have been there.  In my prime I could shoot mid-80’s, but I haven’t actually played a round in years and would be afraid to see what I would shoot now, at 51 and 280 pounds.

Fifth…  At one point in time, I was a HUGE NASCAR fan, but now, with the implementation of “stages” and the retirement of several veteran drivers, my interest has waned.  NASCAR has always been about the sponsors, they have always been about how they drive the business, but they forgot the most important thing, and that is how the drivers impact what happens on the track.  Racing is no longer exciting to me, and it has instead become the commercial whore that we always thought they would be.  I’m done…

Sixth…  I played JV Basketball in high school, I rode the bench and never got much playing time, but I loved to play, and my time in high school was the same era as Will Purdue, future Center for the World Champion Chicago Bulls, he went to a school in Brevard County, FL and played against my school.  As much as I would like to opine about my inconsequential high school basketball career, I have to come back to reality, and say the NBA, as it is today, SUCKS!!!.  it is a shadow of its former self, and is no longer a reflection of the game I grew up loving.  I miss the days of Jordan, Magic Johnson, Isaiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Kareem, Doctor J, and of course, dare I say, hakeem olajuwon.  the NB A sucks… and I refuse to watch…

Finally…  and this is the silver bullet….  I am a political junkie…  I’m a single, white, heterosexual male, who grew up under Reagan, and am a full blooded, left wing, democratic leaning, progressive, liberal.  I voted for Obama twice, voted for Kerry, while at the same time I voted for Reagan and Bush 44.  However, with the climate of today’s political climate, I have found myself angry, disgusted, and downright hateful to the current administration.  Thus brings us to the conundrum of my current state of mind.  I want to scream at the top of my lungs how stupid, how inept, and how unqualified the current resident of the Oval Office is, but at the same time I live in the heartland of conservatism, work with Conservatives, and am self-conscious  of posting on Face Book or Twitter my unfiltered thoughts on the asshole in the White House.  I don’t want to have these conversations at work, I don’t want my co-workers, of whom I have tremendous respect, to be upset or angry with me or confront me because of my political beliefs.  So because of this… I may just stick to sports… to avoid those situations, to avoid the push back and to avoid the uncomfortable situations that may occur.  Most of my entire family are staunch conservatives, including my Mother, father and sisters, but I refuse to accept a President that has worked the system, lied his way to the top, and colluded with foreign governments and traitors to get where he is. 

So there you have it…  that’s me in a nutshell…  expect more posts moving forward, and I would also like to announce that I and a couple of friends of mine will be doing a live broadcast Sunday night May 20, to talk sports and anything else that may come up.  I will post details here, as well as on my Twitter feed @The_Sports-Nerd and Face Book page https://www.facebook.com/scottwright127 .  please follow me, and hold on to your underroos..  cause shit is about to get real…

until next time…

Scott Wright  “The Sports Nerd”


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