Volleyball needs to be the new big sport

I love watching volleyball. I particularly enjoy women’s volleyball. I think it’s because growing up I always watched my sister play and enjoyed it greatly. The sport itself is fast-paced, action-packed, and definitely has much strategy involved.

But here’s the thing: it’s hard for me to find a venue at which to watch it. I don’t get cable, so even the occasional game they show on espn2 isn’t on my radar.

On a long car ride home with my wife, we were talking about sports (wow!) and I just had the thought that I wish volleyball would become the next big sport. I’m talking about having major teams across the nation, complete with drafts, etc. And personally, I don’t see why that couldn’t happen. I know I’d watch it if it were on. It’s such an exciting sport, and it would be awesome to see one of the major sports be based on women. I mean, if a men’s league developed, it would be called the “Men’s Volleyball League!”

Does anyone else love volleyball? Do you have any suggestions for how to watch it? I do live near the University of Minnesota, so perhaps I’ll go to a game or two. I just would really like to start watching it again.

In any case, if I were a billionaire, I’d start the league myself. I just think it would be thrilling to cheer for the Chicago Thundercats or something like that. So if anyone out there reads this and has a few million extra dollars sitting around, make it happen!