Each week seems to bring in some new revelation for me. A new experience or learning lesson appears to lurk around every corner.
This one concerns direction.
This is about two directions, one starting from the beginning and the other starting from the finish.
From the beginning: I was an American football fan from the time I can remember. I know the game, the players,I have personally played the sport through high school and beyond. Then came computers and "Fantasy Football". This was fun and added much to my passion for the game. I would soon play in leagues with friends with friendly competition ruling the day. There has never been a bad day or frustrating day or an angry moment as the fantasy aspect was just a side distraction from the true passion..the sport itself. It was/is the real game, the real competition, the physical game itself that always took center stage.
From the finish: My introduction to "Soccer" was from the fantasy aspect first. I knew nothing about the sport, the players and have never personally played the sport. The Fantasy game was/is a great past time. It has fueled a passion for the sport itself that has me watching games as often as possible.
But this week brought about something new. Frustration,and at times, anger over my fantasy team seem to be the order of the day. Frustration, sure normal..right? But Anger?
I found myself this weekend, watching the Liverpool game and instead of enjoying the game itself, the passing, the defense, the scoring, the true essence of the sport, I found myself getting mad at Suarez for scoring because I dropped him in my fantasy game? This is something that has NEVER happened in the American football fantasy sport.
The lesson learned was..
Since I was a true fan of American football first I never lost track of why I was a fan..The sport itself!
Although I consider myself a fan of "Soccer" I did find myself losing my perspective this week.
So, Sunday I took of my "fantasy glasses" and sat down and watched Arsenal/Spurs game from start to finish.
What a great game.
What a great sport!
I believe I got my perspective back.:)