The Old Soldier is beginning to believe that some people take sports a little too seriously. Fans call into the sports radio show that I listen to, to argue the merits of this player or that player, the ranking of this coach or that coach and the success of this program or that program.
Now I’ll admit that it is great fun to follow, root for and support a professional sports team; but to get angry because someone doesn’t agree with you, to become insulted because you feel your team has been slighted seems…well, childish.
Fights break out in the stands between fans of opposite sports teams. People in bars have gotten shot over arguments between the fans of opposing sports teams.
It is truly amazing how we fans can so identify with professional athletes and the teams they play on when these same professional athletes do not have anywhere near the same loyalty to their fans.
The athletes are professionals. The operative word here is “professional.”
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The Old Soldier is looking forward to getting back to the karaoke scene next month to report on karaoke (as performance art) in Little Italy here in Pittsburgh; and to hang out at Armand’s in Little Italy to drink a few beers and to talk sports with Joe the bartender.
The Steelers play the Raiders in Oakland, California this Sunday. The Steelers are 2-5 for the season and of course the radio sports show was discussing all kinds of scenarios of what might happen during the game, of the importance of the game to the Steelers playoff hopes and so on and so forth…
All we have to do is wait for Sunday.
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This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.