Both outdoor and indoor activities that involve the slightest physical or psychological effort form one of the most appreciated ways of entertainment today: SPORT.
Sports are considered to be extraordinary leisure activities or wonderful means of making good money. But for those not willing to give their last breath on a football field or develop techniques for winning a chess game, there is always an alternative: watching their favourite players or teams on TV.
As far as I'm concerned, the two most engaging and thrilling sports are snooker and ski jumping.
While for being a succesful snooker player you need to be calm, inventive and nevertheless intelligent, a ski jumper is always in search of adrenaline. Although, those two sports are ridiculously different in every aspect, from rules to awards, there is something they both have that draws my attention and feeds my curious mind: the technique and the unbelievable determination of those admirable sportsmen.
Nowadays, however, football has the lead in people's preferences. I can't say I don't watch it but it has become such a waste of time. For example, instead of broadcasting a basketball or a polo match, the local channels prefer to broadcast a football game. And only because it has come to their attention that this is the most popular sport in other countries. Why do they copy foreign activities?
They gave up on national sports just to line up with European standards. For instance, you're not considered a famous footballer unless you buy a ten million dollar pair of shoes.
We have let out guard down and thrown away our traditions because they are not "cool" anymore. Who wants to play chess or take up gymnastics when there are only fifty unsuccessful football teams in our country?
It's sad how we let ourselves influenced by world-wide changes. But everything that is considered dull today will come back in a few years..and we'll start copying others again.
Why not try and be original for once?!...