The Sport of Geeks March 20, 2007Posted by Matsu in Fun, Humor, Information Technology, Random.
Last week I spoke with Gary, a fellow I.T. Director at a private college half a country away, to catch up on our respective lives. I mentioned to him that it was the end of the day and my fellow Geeks were headed to our weekly game of racquetball. He laughed because he also enjoys playing racquetball to blow off steam and get some exercise. Since that day, I have thought about it and have come to realize that racquetball is the sport of Geeks.
Really, think about it. Most people play until someone reaches a score of 15. Geeks play until the score is F (Hexadecimal – if this doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry, it’s not that funny even for the Geeks that do understand). Better yet, you play the game in a large room where the ball can never go out of bounds.
Finally, it’s standard equipment to wear protective glasses. In fact, it’s even cool. So, naturally, Geeks fit right in with that look.
When I Googled “racquetball geek” I found there is even a t-shirt for Geeks who play racquetball. Go ahead, check it out. I’ll wait.
If you are a Geek and want to know where to begin with your own exercise program then start by reading “The Geek’s Guide to Working Out” where you can get some sound advice.