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SportsFollowing your team

January 22, 2019662 min

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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Sports“Finding” a new sport

October 26, 2018102 min

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...

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I started watching soccer when I started playing in eighth grade. The game was confusing and long, but one thing I noticed beyond the game is just how many ads there were all over the stadium and on the players’ shirts. The mark of business and advertisement was everywhere, and that was just the beginning. I, myself, have never seen $425,000 but I imagine that it is an insane amount of money. Now imagine making...