Are you patriotic? What does being patriotic mean to you?
I think I am patriotic. To be patriotic means to support my country through thick and thin. Sometimes it’s not easy to do when my country’s politicians make wrong choices.
It means to buy products that have made in Canada label. This again is not working out for me, there aren’t that many products that have the label I’m looking for. For example most of the clothing we buy have foreign labels. The reason the businessmen make more money outsourcing.
So you see even though I want to, the circumstances are beyond my control.
When it comes to sports, my favorite team in ice hockey is the,”Boston Bruins” you may argue they are not a Canadian team,my argument in this respect is, the players in this team are mostly Canadian.
My favorite baseball team is the, “Toronto Blue Jays” it’s a Canadian team but the players are not from Canada.
This is my dilemma, the clothes I buy are not made in Canada, of the sports team I support, one is an American team with mostly Canadian players, the other one is a Canadian team with majority of players from different countries.
Am I unpatriotic is a question , I ask? 🙂
Are you a sports fan?Tell us about fandom. If you’re not ,tell us why not?
You can consider me a sports fan. My number one sports is tennis, I like watching hockey once in a while if it’s a Canadian team playing an European team such as world hockey.
I loved watching the Boston Bruins ice hockey team. I don’t get to see too many of their games, their playing schedule is not convenient for me. Most of their games start at 8 PM eastern which is 9:30 PM where I live. I can only watch one period and then it’s bedtime for me. If I go to bed after one period, the thought lingers in my mind, I wonder who is winning which keeps me awake. This is why I’d rather find out in the scores in the morning.
However tennis matches are televised during the day, which gives me a chance to watch them. I am a big fan of tennis and among males my favorite is Roger Federer and female Maria Sharapova from Russia and also Garbine Muguruza from Spain. These players are very interesting to watch and they are also very good players. When there is a match on TV when either of them is playing, I sit in front of TV and watch until it’s over.
I watched some live tennis matches in Montreal, it is a lot of fun watching with the spectators.
Another sport I am fond of is figure skating. I watch mainly on TV, I still enjoy it. I know it would be lot more fun watching it live, but it’s not possible. 🙂
You receive a gift that is bittersweet and makes you nostalgic.What is it?
To me gifts are special,I received gifts from a variety of people. The ones I cherished most are those given to me by the kids I taught.
I found boys were quite thoughtful, one of the gifts I received was a bracelet from one of my students. I remember he brought it to my desk and waited to see my reaction. “It’s beautiful”, I said, “thank you.”
Kids are very thoughtful they have their own way of finding out their teacher’s likes and dislikes.Once I was asked by one of the boys, “What’s your favorite hockey team?”
I replied, “My favorite team is the Boston Bruins” he was a bit disappointed.
“But Miss they are not a Canadian team”, he said!
I told him, “it does not matter, most of the players are Canadian on that team.”
I guess he was relieved to hear my answer. One day he walked over to my desk and gave me a pin of the Boston Bruin goalie. I was impressed.
All I could say was, “Thank you”,it seemed he didn’t hold a grudge against me for liking the ‘The Boston Bruin Hockey Team.”
Are you a sports fan? Tell us about fandom.If you’re not, tell us why not.
I like specific sports like tennis, ice hockey,baseball. I don’t spend time watching any other sports besides the one I mentioned.
I watch ice hockey when my favorite team the Boston Bruins are playing, it’s too bad they were unable to participate in the Stanley cup finals, I still like them.
I watch baseball when my favorite team the “Blue Jays” are playing, sometimes I watch the world series not regularly.
I love watching tennis, recently in “Wimbledon final” my favorite player Roger Federer was unable to win the trophy but he played well, Joker was lucky Roger made mistakes he usually doesn’t.
I watched the women’s final Our favorite Eugenie Bouchard lost to Petra Kvitova, Petra was unbelievable, once again my favorite came home with a runner up trophy. It’s okay I’m hoping my two favorite players will bring home the championship trophy in the US open grand slam tennis championship in September this year!
Fandom (Photo credit: Kethera)
When I first read the word,’Fandom’,I wasn’t sure what it was about. Now I know.I am a sports fan,yes,not all sports.I like ice hockey,skating,tennis,baseball and basketball. I enjoy when my favorite team or favorite player is playing.
Ice hockey,I like the ‘Boston Bruins’,sometimes I watch their game,not always.The game usually starts at night,I am not a night owl.I make sure to find out who won next morning.
Tennis, I like Roger Federer,he is such a professional and an awesome player.I was disappointed,he lost in the second round of Wimbledon.I like Novak as well.He is number one now. He is playing exceptionally well these days. Among women my favorite players are Maria Sharapova and Anna Ivanovic. I watch their matches occasionally.
In baseball my favorite team is the,’Toronto Blue jays’,they are doing well this year,I hope they will qualify for world series.
In basketball my favorite team is the,’Los Angeles Lakers’ I started watching them when Michael Jordan was one of the players.
I have no favorite in skating ,I watch all the skaters. I can spend a fair amount of time watching.
Toronto Blue Jays (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
English: BOSTON, Mass. (Nov. 4, 2007) – Boston Bruins team captain, Zdeno Chara. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Dave Kaylor (RELEASED) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This year I can see signs of my favorite sports teams going up the ladder in style. First up,’The Boston Bruins’ in Lord Stanley’s cup final and leading 2 to 1.I don’t want to jinx them.Hurray for you Bruins. Next in line the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball team. It seems they have awakened from their long slumber. Winning six in a row, Wow ‘Blue Jays’,I am one proud fan. Then the Raptors,they need a bit of talking to.’Come on Guys ,do not repeat losses ,it is time to shine’.
For Roger the tennis great,I’m hoping he’ll win the trophy,I mean at Wimbledon 2013.