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This break I spent a lot of time watching soccer, specifically Everton, the team I support. Everton is in the British Premier League, and they have recently been giving a master class in how to be truly awful at soccer, which has resulted in me being somewhat grumpy. This made me wonder, why do I follow Everton and their struggles? What makes me follow them even when I hate them? To answer that, let me...

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Last weekend, I helped coach my cousin’s three vs. three soccer tournament. Since his team was all dressed as Minions, I, of course, had to wear my Minion onesie to maintain the theme. As I stood on the field, watching children chase the ball like bees to honey, sweating because I was wearing a onesie in Texas, I looked around and appreciated how many people where there. The complex where the tournament was held had...

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I can’t recall the exact first time that I watched basketball, but what I do remember is that I was bored. It had to have been when I was younger, when the only things that kept my attention were Legos, Pokemon and trying to put a hat on my cat. But when I was in high school, I began watching my high school basketball team’s games. They would be right after soccer practice, and lots...

I would be restating the obvious if I said that media has changed everything, so I’ll simply talk about how it changed how people watch sports. Before the age of smartphones and social media, news primarily came from radio. People would tune in to the baseball game or to listen to the live run down of the week’s basketball games. People would sit on their porch as they listened to the Yankees sadly win another...

Sports are a hard thing to define. They can mean varying things to different people, from passion to profession — even a mix of both. For me, baseball was the sport that helped me grow up; I loved it. Loving a sport is something unique to each individual. The reasons behind loving the sport and the way a person was introduced to it shape what that sport means to them. That love should never be...

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When parents wake up and see their children in the morning, they expect a routine conversation. “How did you sleep?” “What are your plans for the day?” For my parents, this was never the case.¬†Instead of getting a “Good morning” from me, they would hear “Line drive over Furcal!” or “What a play by Berkman!” Broadcasting has always been one of the most important aspects of my life and identity. Ever since I started watching...