OK, so I admit it. I'm caught up in the 'Lin'sanity! What the heck is that you say?
If you don't know what I'm referring to you might want to check this out.
Let's just say that for the second time within the last year I find myself super excited about sports. First it was Tim Tebow. Now it's Jeremy Lin. And my husband would tell you that's it's just plain hilarious to see this in me.
Sure once in a while I can get into watching a live sporting event. Not really for the sport of it, but more for the event part. I like a good time as much as any, but I'm no sports buff.
I'm not usually such a bandwagon jumper and I know really very little about basketball. So what's the big fascination for me? How did I get so wrapped up in this?
I've thought about it between exciting spazzed out viewings of the talent that is Jeremy Lin and I think I've stumbled upon something.
Sure we all love a good underdog story or a hard fought for success. It's just plain refreshing.
But it isn't just that simple.
There's been other sports stories that I could have taken or left and believe me, I've mostly left them.
No, this type of story is what rocks my world. Because it's not just a 'tried hard and finally made it' kind of story. (Though there's certainly nothing wrong with that kind of story.)
The aspect that gets to me most for either Tebow or Lin has to be the fact that they do what they do in their own way.
Never mind that both have had their skills questioned at times. Never mind how people think it's weird that they glorify their savior while they're at it. Never mind that some have counted them out before they really hit their strides. Never mind that many people think that the mechanics of their respective games are unorthodox.
For me, that's the best part. Yes, indeed. I do love me some 'I may not do it like I'm supposed to, but I can rock this' attitude.
Really, who couldn't get swept up in some of that?
Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you're doing it wrong.
- James Leo Herlihy