Question of the Week #8

QuestionWould you rather be a member of a world championship sports team or be the champion of an individual sport? Which sport would you choose?

Well, I don’t play well with others, so I guess I’ll go with the individual sport route. Although, now that I think about it, it’s not so much that I don’t play well with others. It’s more that they don’t let me play with them. It’s because they know how supremely horrible I am at the sports. All the sports. Whatever spark of athleticism that a lot of people tend to develop as they’re growing up? I didn’t get it. So if I go for the individual sport, at least I’m not letting down any potential teammates by fulfilling my role as the dropper (you know, the guy that drops things).

As far as what sport I would choose? That’s kind of tricky. The only logical one I can think of is tennis. But don’t believe for a second that I’m any good at that either. I played fairly regularly with some friends for a while during college. But in the last 10 years or so, I’ve only picked up a racket once. Whatever coordination I picked up from playing a few times a week during my super senior year has long been lost. Being older now, I’m not sure how long or how regularly I would have to play to get a fraction of it back.

Then again, I wasn’t a horrible bowler when I was a kid…

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

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