Dear 100 Hour Board,
I notice that in the question about the BYU football, you guys gave a host of interesting answers. In the past, I don't remember the board having many writers that like to talk about sports. Does this have to do with the new writers, or have I been negligent in my readings this whole time? What sports if any would you feel knowledgeable writing about?
-The Old Bookshop
I can't speak for other current or past writers, but I am new and I love sports. Please ask us more sports questions because sports are the bee's knees.
My personal favorites are football and wrestling, which I did in high school. Volleyball is also really awesome, and even though I've never played competitively it's one of my favorite sports to play.
As far as sports that I follow, I follow football, basketball, soccer, and basically the entire Olympics whenever they roll around. In middle school the only thing I listened to on the radio was sports shows, and I read the sports section of the Deseret News pretty much everyday. So basically what I am saying is feel free to ask all the sports questions you want.
Like Tipperary, I am a new writer. I love playing, watching, and talking about sports. I am here to talk about various sporting topics, including the following list:
- Consolation over the fact that the US men's soccer team somehow failed to beat Trinidad and Tobago. HOW DID THIS EVEN HAPPEN?!? WHY HAS IT COME TO THIS?!? (But seriously guys, I've watched sports for a long time. That was the most soul-crushing loss that I have ever suffered.)
- Overly enthusiastic analysis about the Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell's rookie of the year campaign, and other basketball related facts.
- Reasons as to why the Broncos can win Superbowl 52 with Trevor Siemian leading the way (or game-managing the way), as well as support and love for Cleveland Browns fans.
Basically, I can answer any of your questions about football, soccer, and basketball without second thought. Any other sports questions? I am always looking for a reason to read about sports instead of doing homework. Bring it on!
Oh yeah, I just love basing my current emotional state on the performance of a bunch of total strangers (compared to that of other, even stranger strangers) at an activity that I have never participated in. The best part is when I want to watch them play for an hour and it takes them up to four hours to do it; the suspense just gets me so hyped up!
P.S. To be fair, there are times when sports actually excite me, usually when a single person excels far beyond what anyone could have imagined, like that 18-year-old in the US Open, or Katie Ledecky in last year's Olympic Games.
P.P.S. Since no one else mentioned it, and it was flagetted on my answer by a couple of other writers, Sunday Night Banter and The Skipper are a current and a recent writer that were into sports. Other than that, it looks like the new writers are way more into sports than the old ones.
I played soccer for years and years until I quit to do marching band. I still enjoy it, though I'm woefully out of date.
I also think curling is awesome, but I wouldn't say I'm especially knowledgeable about it.
Dear Ye Olde Booke Shoppe,
Baseball is really the only sport I care about. I watch BYU football sometimes because it means a lot to my parents, but I would rather talk about the Nationals until someone tells me to shutup and/or stop openly weeping about this weeks' game 5.
I would love to answer questions about baseball because I'm still trying to learn it completely. I could give a reasonably educated answer off the top of my head but I would learn a lot from a little research. So ask away!