Not even boxing, though I thought I was going to be world heavyweight boxing champion back in the early 1970s. (For real.)
Today I couldn't tell you the name of the current heavyweight champion.
But all this non-sports watching changed a few weeks ago when I discovered the most exciting athletic competition ever seen on television.
I'm talking about Ninja Warrior.
I stumbled across this wild game show one night while flipping through channels, waiting for Jon Stewart's The Daily Show to come on.
As soon as I saw these Japanese athletes run through the most bizarre and demanding obstacle course ever created by madmen (or madwomen), with a clock ticking away and an audience cheering them on, I was hooked.
Even Nerissa - another non-sports watcher - got caught up with the Ninja Warriors.
At times I found myself holding my breath, wondering if a competitor would make it across a trippy obstacle. (Most don't.)
At other times I actually spoke to the TV, urging the people in Japan to make it across the mind-boggling obstacles.
You've GOT to see this show to believe it.
I find it inspiring. This morning after I worked-out, I looked at my 15 ft climbing rope and said, "If a Ninja Warrior can do the incredible feats they do, I can go up a frickin rope!"
I then went up higher than EVER before.
Check out Ninja Warrior at www.g4tv.com/ninjawarrior/index.html
PS - Ninja Warrior is called "Sasuske" in Japan. Talk about stretching limits and doing the impossible. What will they try next?
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