Tuesday, February 3, 2009

UFC

Normally, when it comes to sports, I am smart. I don't mean like, oh smart for a girl. But. Actually smart. Like, I watch SportsCenter and PTI and GameDay on my own. I read sports blogs (PFB, RBR, etc), have an ESPN button on my BlackBerry, and subscribe to Rivals.com.

Yeah. I love sports.
I love college football. (Roll Tide!) I tolerate the NFL. (Go Falcons!)
I love MLB-- really the Braves, but I love the game of baseball.
I love college basketball- not like I love football, but I still love to watch. (Go Heels!)
I love teams passionately (Alabama, UNC, Braves) and hate teams with all that I am (Yankees, UGA, Auburn, Duke).
I love sports.

But.
Fighting?
I got nothing.
But, my bff Jesse loves fights. (And Michigan. And the Pistons. And the Lions. Don't hold any of this against him. He's awesome... this is us at New Years.... ridic)
And in hanging out with him, I have been able (forced?) to watch different mixed martial arts fights. Mainly UFC, but I've watched WEC too. And a lot of it makes me kinda feel sick to my stomach. But, I have found myself really enjoying it.
The other night I went with a bunch of my friends to watch UFC-- the main event being BJ Penn vs. George St. Pierre. I had a lot of fun.

I had no idea what was going on. But, I had fun. Jesse sits beside me and tells me who I'm cheering for and what is good and what is bad, and I ask really asinine questions, and he's super sweet and just answers them and only looks at me like I'm a little stupid.

Then.
It happened.
I was flipping through the channels last night, and saw a fight on.
And stopped.
And watched the whole thing.
Texting Jesse asking dumb questions.
So, I think I'm a fan?

8 comments:

Bone said...

My favorite local theme restaurant gets the UFC pay-per-views or something, I guess. So it was on one night when I was in there.

I couldn't get into it. I thought there was supposed to be a lot more action than boxing, but mostly the guys were just circling looking at each other. Maybe it was just a bad fight.

Bone said...

And really, who cares anyway.

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY IS TOMORROW!

:)

cami said...

you need to commit to watching a few fights- preferably with people who are WAY into it.

it's not like football or anything, but it'll be a good thing to keep me occupied until August!

and YAY FOR SIGNING DAY!!! it's been a GREAT day!! Roll Tide!!

Bone said...

"According to mathematical calculations, LSU or Alabama will be crowned this year's national recruiting champ. It all hinges on Pensacola (FL) Escambia running back Trent Richardson, the No. 2 running back in the country. Richardson originally committed to Alabama, but has since visited LSU and Florida. He is expected to announce his decision this afternoon at 4 P.M. CT."

RTR!

Bone said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

#1! Two years in a row.


OK, I'll stop now. I think four comments on one post is enough :)

Modern Day Hippie said...

hmm.. UFC is crap. you want real fighting? i suggest WWE. or really any kind of wrestling. that stuf is the BOMBBBBB :)

Bryan Allain said...

yeah Cami, you're a fan. In fact, if you want to write up UFC Reports for Prayers For Blowouts following their bigger events, that might be something we'd like to put on the site.

(and the fact that you were new to the sport would, in my opinion, make it better)

cami said...

Bryan- I would LOVE to.... not sure how good it'll be, but I can certainly give it a shot!