On our new-to-the-area exploration of Columbus, we've had fun checking out new restaurants, areas of town, and shopping centers. And we've also made it to the zoo and a minor league baseball game. So far, so good. And now can check off another community experience -
The professional soccer game.
Josh in particular was excited about the fact that Columbus is home to its own Major League Soccer team. For one, the man loves soccer. He follows Liverpool (English Premier League) in a major way - reading British soccer news, listening to beautifully accented soccer podcasts, and of course, watching them on TV via the extra cable package we got for that purpose.
In fact, the Liverpool game is on right now and shouts of "COME ON! THAT'S GOTTA BE A PENALTY" are coming from the man sitting ten feet away from me. Anyway.
Also, soccer is a local sport that we can join the community in supporting. This certainly can't be said for any other sport, since we arrived here with already-established sports allegiances.
Baseball? Detroit Tigers
Hockey? Detroit Red Wings
Basketball? Detroit Pistons
Pro Football? Detroit Lions
(is there an echo?)
And OF COURSE -
College Football? Michigan Wolverines
So that puts us in the position of rooting against our neighbors in almost EVERY. SINGLE. SPORT. Especially when it comes to those darned Buckeyes.
But not soccer. We have the Crew to cheer for, thankfully. Our community team.
So we went, with our six Columbus friends. To save on parking we piled all eight adults into one couple's Previa. Man those minivans come in handy!
I'm not really a fan of soccer, but was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I had. It helps to sit with girls and chat about houses, paint colors, and the little cheerleaders out of line at the halftime show.
So I'm curious.
When you move, do you support whichever the local sports teams happen to be?
Do you stick with the teams that you grew up watching?
Does it depend on the sport?
Do you even care about sports, local or otherwise?
And do you see these big, non-pixelated pictures on this post?
THANK YOU SARAH!