Thursday, August 26, 2010

Football Ruins Everything

I'm not a big fan of football.  Scratch that.  I'm not a fan of football at all.  I tried to like it once.  Honest.  But seriously, why spend four hours watching a sporting event to see only 20 minutes of action?  I like action.  Football has no action. 

We live by a high school.  This past summer, we'd take the Pound Hound over to the track/football field at this high school.  This field is completely fenced in so we take the Pound Hound over, close the gate, and let him run.  And boy does he run.  All the way up and all the way down -- for many minutes.  He's also pretty fast.  Faster than The Winder (sorry Winder, but it's true.  I still say you're the fasted human I know.)   

Last week, we leashed up the Pound Hound and headed over to the track.  And look what we found:


Can you see that?  Football ruins everything.   
(But get a load of that lovely mountain in our back yard!)

We discovered, though, that the baseball field is also enclosed.  Bonus!  We took the Pound Hound over there to let him rip.  What will we do when Baseball season starts?  Prolly bark about how Baseball ruins everything. (So much for not complaining.  Hehehe.)

Look at the dog go!  I told you he was fast.



Julia said...

You prolly don't have a shutter speed fast enough for that Pound Hound. I'm glad you were flexible and found another solution. Yoga has done wonders for you.

Buddy the Elf said...

You don't need to remind me how fast that dog is. I distinctly remember how fast we were running when I hit the pavement.

Ski Bike Junkie said...

Football season will be over by the time baseball starts. Which makes you wonder about all the resources tied up in those two fields when the P.E. program at my kids' elementary school was canceled this year due to lack of funding. But that's yet another complaint for another day.

I enjoy watching football, but I would rather see it not exist and have more inclusive P.E. programs that teach people how to remain fit throughout their lives. So many of my high-school football teammates are ridiculously fat, as are the people who didn't play.

Jessica said...

My dog likes to run fast too. And it's generally in the apartment as I'm coming in the door. She likes to ram into me to show me how much she loves me.

p.s. I also hate football. Expecially at that high school by your house. They beat us every time.

Winder said...

Just so you know at that particular high school they do have a fall baseball league. You might be foiled again.