Kids in America

The irony of this, the song is about American kids, but its sung by a girl from London, England! But anyway, apart from the video, thats the only English thing here.

Getting the house to myself for a week over New Year was a real change, I actually had some form of power over the TV remote control lol! I actually also had some form of power over the cats, the fact I was feeding them! That too made a major change!

What it did enable me to do was watch some American Football. Yes, Sunday I did see some NFL, but principally I’m talking the college bowl games. No, I’m not strictly affiliated to any college, for an obvious reason, I didnt go to any of them! I sort of root for Washington Huskies (think where the uni is?) but not in a major way, its just the city thing. Yale (the only college game I’ve seen live) Bulldogs (I think?) and Idaho Vandals (gold and silver uniform, thats it!) are others I sometimes watch out for, but thats about it. Oh, and I’m getting into Oklahoma State, I have no idea why…whistles innocently… I suspect Mary Brooks (think about it) probably never went to college with her track record (and the different nature of things back then), but someone might tell me otherwise.

The thing is, the NFL, with the possible exception of Tebow, you know what you’re getting, the offences and defences might vary slightly, but thats it. College football has all sorts of crazy goings on. I got to see Air Force (and a couple of others) playing some crazy kind of option offense, a total new thing to me, but I gather a number of college teams play this way? But yes, its fun, seemingly far more fun than the NFL with all the bands and things. Maybe thats because there isnt the same money at stake?

BCS Championship, given what I said about Ok. State earlier, I’m not going to say much about that. Were they robbed of their place? Kate would say yes, Kris would say no, me, I’m none the wiser to be honest!

Sport in the US is different, the kids go to college, then go on to the pro’s if good enough, but are drafted into teams, so in theory all teams have an equal chance, even if it doesnt work out that way! Over here, a small number of teams just buy up everybody, no surprises in results long term, and thats probably why I’m not a soccer fan. But yes, I’m looking forward to an NFL game live, but I suspect if I lived over there, college football might just hold more interest for me.

The video is older than the kids playing in those bowls, its from the early eighties. Now thats showing my age. Hopefully all will enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzdHxqwTO-4&ob=av2e

 

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4 thoughts on “Kids in America”

  1. I was sure I commented yesterday!

    I think college football, especially in schools like Yale (which is in the Ivy league) and smaller schools, where nobody seriously thinks about going pro, is more fun, because there is still a sense of “play” involved. Once it becomes a job (or potential job) the fun and risk-taking seems to stop.

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  2. Well I didnt see it if you did lol! More tricky for me to get to college football now, because most of that happens on a Saturday, and thats always my travelling day

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  3. I agree with James…when you get into the pros, or even the powerhouse programs, the fun doesn’t seem to be there. That’s partly why this season for Oklahoma State was so fun…but now, it’s starting to become a “powerhouse” 😦 At least I can say I rooted for it when it was the red (orange, perhaps) headed stepchild of the state schools.

    When you come this fall, there may be some black and orange in your future 😉

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  4. What, you’ve found some magic way to send me to college as a young American woman lol? I’ll look forward to seeing all that the autumn holds, thats for sure. 😉
    Just remember we only have a week at present though lol!

    I am hoping to get to walk around Washington campus at some point in April, weather permitting, which might be a challenge in Seattle!

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