My whole life I have kept two parts of myself in balance – the nerd part and the sports part.
I have always enjoyed the sort of sci-fi/fantasy that defines nerds, especially Star Wars. I have also always enjoyed watching sports, from the NFL to the NCAA tournament. I could hold my own in a conversation about who the best Jedi was as well as I could about who the best Quarterback was.
Then something happened: to save money we got rid of cable. Now my primary means of television was whatever Netflix had available. Live sports were much harder to come by.
A few other factors played into it. I spend a lot of time with college students and most of the students who I have been with the last couple years are not into sports, but they are quite into nerdy television. A recent nail in my sports-viewing coffin came with the change of the local ESPN station to CBS radio. I used to get my information, what helped me stay on top of sports, from ESPN. CBS is just not as good so I don’t listen.
What is the result?
Trying desperately to get my wife to like Doctor Who!