LOL! You are obviously a funny and classy woman. I would have preferred that you quoted the entire sentence in your feeble insult, as it referenced my 20+ year career in the US Marine Corps. FYI, the games we associated with having "Balls" included: pugil sticks, martial arts (MMA, boxing & wrestling), full-contact sports, endurance events, etc.; definitely not recreational games that children play.
As a 60+ year old who *LOVES* playing golf with my son regardless of how well either one of us is playing (and could not relate to your earlier Topic regarding soliciting help for your dad), I am starting to gain an appreciation for how a 60+ year old dad who can still play to a 5 handicap would be "grumpy" having to play golf with his child...
Pictures or it won't/didn't happen! 😄
I believe almost everyone talks to the ball whether it be golf, baseball, basketball or any other sport. Notice a field goal kicker with the game on the line, not only are they talking, they are praying!