I'm not a sports fan. Never have been one really. But when the Olympics come around, I am glued to the set - summer or winter. There's just something about the pull of countries from around the world coming together for the simple joy of competing ... and playing... together. It probably all stems from our childhoods and just the love of games and fun. But I find I am always cheering for the underdogs.
I was delighted to hear about the first ever African team to be part of the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver this week. ( I am also getting daily updates because my husband is there as a Canadian referee) to hear the crowd explode with pure joy when the Uganda team scored its first ever goal in international play was heartwarming. It really didn't matter that they lost 17 -1 , or something like that, but just like we learned as kids, it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how we play the game.
...and for today's game...