Tuesday, July 10, 2007

You've Been Tagged

I have recently begged my way into being tagged by nilegirl to complete this Sports Meme. Basically the way it works is that you answer those questions about yourself and then tag a few of your friends and they do the same. So here goes:
1. What is your sport?
This is a tough one, since I'm your standard issue couch potato. But in the Elder Days I used to play different sports:
School: Football
University: Badminton.
Work: Foosball.
2. Why do you like this one?
Well specifically for Badminton I think what I love about it is that it's very much like Tennis on slow motion. So whenever I watch those Wimbledon matches I am really amazed by how those dudes are running over and changing the ball direction and all that. Since in Tennis I can't do that, I opt to play badminton so that I CAN.
3. How long are you doing this for?
I played Badminton in University for around 2 years with my buddy: Pigeon. (I know, but that's another post).
4. Most painful experience.
This one is from my football-playing days, actually it's your typical football story: Free kick, not looking at the ball, ball approaches the speed of light and *BAM* .... sheer pain... and yeah it didn't hit me in the face if you were wondering...
5. Most memorable experience.
Well I guess the ball in the nuts is definitely memorable but on a more happier note 2 years ago I organized a Foosball Summer tournament at work. I had 14 teams participate, each composed of 2 players. My most memorable experience is that we made it to the FINAL game and the way we played it is that we played best out of 5 sets. So basically the team that got 3 sets won. So we lose the first set and then we have an amazing come-back winning two consecutive sets. So at the score of 2-1 the other team's captain called for a break and we never continued this game. Strange right? BUT if you consider that the other team's captain was my boss AND that after he called for the break he -probably- went to bathroom and cried like a 6-year old girl and later on avoided to continue the game at all costs it becomes very interesting :D
(6. Add tall tale or new question to Meme. So I guess I'll add a question)
6. Worst sport ever?
Wrestling, something about a dude in spandex trying to pin another spandex-claded dude to the ground in what seems like a popular sexual position is just not right. Yes I'm a homophob.
7. Tag 3 or 4 people.
hmmmm... okay so seeing I don't have a lot of readers here I'll start with tagging Forsooth and Munqy and anyone else who wants to be tagged just yell: I'm a little piggy oink oink.

9 comments:

NileGirl said...

Wow, you're fast! So your athelticism went from tough guy footballer to sort of softy badminton to barely having to move anything but your wrists foosball; I'm totally impressed! Sound a lot like me athletic progression. Go Fashafeeshoooooo!

Feshfesh said...

hmmm.. when you put it that way it does make sense that now I don't play any sports :D

So what's your worst sport?

Munqy said...

*Munqy grumbles sulkily about stupid internet memes, then goes off like a good little boy and does it.

Feshfesh said...

Good Boy
*Fesh pets Munqy

NileGirl said...

Hmmm, stop petting each other bleez... My worst sport would probably be the same as yours: wrestling or boxing. But not for the gay sexual undertones. I just don't get why it's fun to watch people hurt each other. Watching a fight doesn't interest me unless I'm going to hear really bad egyptian curse words, then it's fun.

Feshfesh said...

But it's not about hitting each other dude! Boxing for example (since I am the UBER Rocky fan) is about endurance... not only physical but also mental. It's about psyching yourself into believing you'll win and breaking the other person.

... and off course your average microbus driver fighting a taxi driver is very entertaining. I learn something new every time.

NileGirl said...

Endurance? Psyching the other person out? No no no! Any sort of competition has that aspect even foofy sports like badminton. So talking purely about the actual sport itself, not the competition part of it, it totally is about pounding each other until one can't get back up again.

Feshfesh said...

I wouldn't agree there, for sure all sports require endurance. For example in Football a player is expected to endure 90 mins to running and still be able to sprint tot he goal at the last minute. However in boxing this is pushed to the extreme where really, the objective is that you are endure all this pounding and you can barely stand-up! Now THAT is endurance.

...and *ahm* Badminton can be manly.

Munqy said...

Yes, badminton, manly. How on Earth could I have missed that?

I have to admit that I do get some sort of sick satisfaction from boxing and MMA fights. I'm not gonna even pretend that it's about the endurance or whatever, no it really is about the combat. Although there is a bit more to it than pure physical fighting, the mental part is just as important. Just look at Ali / Foreman's Rumble in the Jungle for an excellent display of an intelligent fight.

Personally, I was too much of a pussy to ever get into a real scrap when I used to box. Didn't want to spoil my Adonis-like good looks. Ahem.