In the mornings over the last couple weeks, I have been turning on the World Cup.
Seeing the games on, my wife likes to joke with me about why I watch sports that I never played.
It’s a little worse this year because the United States soccer team didn’t qualify for the tournament.
I played in pep bands in high school and college. You have to be a fan of sports to spend time and play music to support teams.
There is something magical about watching Ronaldo bend the ball around a wall of defenders. Watching Steph Curry shoot those three pointers in the NBA finals has the same quality. Aaron Rodgers’ Hail Mary pass to Richard Rodgers is magic.
I watch because I love seeing the feats that I didn’t think were possible.