It's about this time of the year when my alter ego emerges.....
Not one to sit down and watch television, especially during the day.... when snooker comes to the Crucible.... I make an exception.
I've been watching it for years..... I've always liked some of the snooker "characters".... the Alex Higginseses, Big Bill Werbeniukseses (the only man I've ever known to have a doctors note to allow him to sink a number of pints of beer BEFORE a game), Ronnie O'Sullivanseses, Ray (Count Dracula) Reardonseses... etc etc.... I have some great snooker memories, albeit most of the early ones are as a result of VERY late nights (staying up well after my bedtime).
I will at this point mention that today's Ali Carter and Stephen Maguire match has left me a bit cold!
I'll watch it all day... all night.... and go to bed and watch the highlights of whatever I've been watching all day.
I've played a few games of snooker.... I've never been any good at it.... I don't even think my custard pie eyes could even see the far end of a snooker table these days. I seem to remember at one point even falling asleep on a snooker table during a particular heavy session.... mid-shot! The less said about those crazy days at the Slawit Con Club the better!
I don't think I could sit and watch the snooker live at the Crucible, or anywhere else for that matter..... sometimes it's nice to get up and make a coffee or take a "nature break" at will.... besides which, my afternoon nap would undoubtedly raise eyebrows when I began to snore! I am sure it would make interesting TV though.
At least we're now down to a reasonable number of players left in the tournament, and that means I've now got chance to get the tea on..... veg curry tonight with a side dish of snooker.... you're all invited.... bring a bottle!