What is a basement athlete you ask? Here is my definition.
Being a basement athlete means that you play and love basement sports. Basement sports are not limited to the basement as the name would make it sound. A sport like “wiffle ball” for example is played outside yet clearly can be defined as a basement sport. Basment Sports are generally somewhat quirky and off beat, though most of them are very enjoyable. The tentative and growing list of Basement Sports is as follows…
It’s not enough to just play these sports. You must be passionate about them, and quite skilled in at least one of them.
Sometimes it’s not easy to tell if you are a true “Bathlete”. Here are some sure signs (all of which I am guilty of) that you too can be considered a Basement Athlete.
1. While visiting family in Michigan you once proclaimed that you would “show them how New Englanders play foosball.”
2. You and your groomsmen held a ping pong tournament after your wedding rehearsal dinner. You won.
3. You are convinced that your expensive ping pong paddle makes a huge difference.
4. You have referred to a game of any basement sport as “epic”.
5. You have taped up a wiffle ball bat.
6. When talking about wiffle ball, you once declared that you were the “biggest power hitter in the whole church.”
7. You have at one point or another bemoaned the fact that you were in a wiffle ball “slump”.
8. You once asked the owner of a miniature golf course if he knew what the course record was.
9. You have ever done this.
So there you go. My best attempt to define what it really takes to be a Basement Athlete. Did you make the grade?