All right- I am trying to expand my blogs- make them more interesting and engaging, and more then the twenty words I normally post lol! So Monday will now become—– Music and Musing Monday. I like to muse and ponder about all sorts of things- which leaves what I will write about wide open and hopefully a deeply exciting treat for all of you as you face the dreaded Monday. I will still post music, from around the world to help you shake off your Monday blues. I’m not going to try and make a theme from my musing and the music- I’m just not that clever.
So for my first musing we are going to talk sports. But Alica, you don’t know anything about sports. This is true, but I do know how important it is to pick your sports teams. I have two favorite teams and I want to share with you how I picked them.
From what I understand people cheer for the team they grew up with, or the city they live in, or which team colors they look best in, or maybe based off the players themselves. But this is just silly, you need to pick your sports teams based off of truly important factors.
One of my favorite teams is the New Zealand All Blacks they play rugby it’s similar to football without the wussy pads and helmets. Why do I adore the All Blacks? One they do the haka- which is awesome, because I love you all you get two teams each doing their own version of the haka
Now the haka isn’t enough—oh no I’m much pickier then this. The all Black also give to charity which is very important. What is so special about their charity you might ask- well I have no idea- but they play the game naked, which is why they are my favorite team of all time.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find the article about the charity game as it was years ago I read about it. But here is an article about a naked rugby game between the All Blacks and the Welsh Leeks – and yes there is a picture.
My other favorite team- the Kolkata Knight Riders. They are a cricket team from India, and happen to be the favorite team of Shah Rukh Khan my favorite Bollywood actor. He does the theme song for them. I give you two versions of the theme song- because I love you and I’m and sharing person, the second one is my favorite although the first has more shirtless men in it.
Now if you’re like me and know nothing of sports you might not know these two games, so I have a clips from both rugby and cricket to share with you. I can’t actually watch rugby- it scares me.
Highlights from a cricket game- it’s long- you don’t have to watch the whole thing. Or any of it really you’re a free person.
All Blacks Highlights
I just noticed that my song and musing melded into one happy post today- I doubt I will always be this lucky. Anyway what are your favorite teams and how did you pick them? Any important ‘how to choose a sports team’ tips that you wish to share?
You know my favorite team 🙂 Coming from Boston it has to be the RED SOX. Baseball is the only sport I really go nuts over.
My second team is anyone playing against the Yankees. 🙂
And just because my husband is from NY does not automatically make him a Yankees fan. He’s a Mets fan, in fact that is who we are watching as I type this.
Have you ever seen Incivtus? The opposing rugby team in that does the haka
which is wild. THat whole movie though is amazing.
I haven’t seen Incivtus- I know I’ll cry and I have a hard time gearing up to watch movies that will make me cry, but if I do they do the haka I just might have too.
It;s a very inspiring movie. We got it off netflix because I knew Michael would like it. Wasn’t sure I would but I was surprised. Yes you may cry at the end but it’s a happy cry. Remember I cry at the drop of a hat. Or as a friend once said, You cry when you run out of ink. 🙂
I cry at the drop of a hat too- so I totally understand.
Well, my favorite team is undoubtedly ‘Kolkata Knightriders,’ for the sheer reason that the franchise is part-owned by Shahrukh Khan. There was a time when I would watch almost every sport that there is. I still tune into IPL to support my favorite team.
Waiting for Ra-one to release. It is coming out on Oct 26. Shahrukh is playing a superhero in this one.
I emailed my local indie theater begging them to show RA-One so fingers crossed, but being in Southwest America I’ll most likely have to wait until it goes to DVD 🙁
Loved, loved the haka video! My son had heard of it but never seen it, so he watched it with me. I thought the All Blacks were more intimidating for some reason. The guys in orange were really beefy-looking – wow! And the music videos – really enjoyed those as well.
Great blog, as usual, Alica.
Thanks Patti- I think it’s the faces the All Blacks make- the jutting jaw and stuff makes them seem more somehow. Glad your son enjoyed it too!
I’ve never been into sports either, and I definitely don’t know anything about them. But, in college I did enjoy going to the live basketball games. Sitting in the bleachers (though terribly uncomfortable) with friends and cheering was a lot of fun. (Though I also have to admit that I cheered out of a sense to conform, not any burning loyalty. :-P)
I did this is high school- I’d go and talk to my friends and the crowd would cheer, so I’d cheer and try and figure out why we were clapping.
yay – nice to find a non-Pacific person who likes the All-Blacks! Oh but I have to register my complaint, if youre going to mention rugby at all, then you MUST mention the national Samoan rugby team – Manu Samoa.
Wait- googleing them…… oh my- I have room in my heart for both teams 🙂 Who do we cheer for when they both play against each other??