I wrote an ethnography on the crazed (if not, at times, delusional) psyche and behavior of Golden State Warrior fans during their 2007 playoff run in college a couple of years ago. It was one of the most bizarre research projects I’d ever embarked upon because I had to force myself to assume the role […]Read more "A Little Story About Fandom (Fanaticism?)"
When I celebrate the holidays with my friends, I’ve never been a big fan of doing Secret Santa/Gift Exchanges. Not because I don’t like to shop or because I don’t like giving gifts because I do, trust me. The reason why I’m so against gift exchanges is that it’s hard to come up with a […]Read more "All I Want For Christmas Is…"
Being a fan of an elite team for multiple seasons is an ideal situation for a sports junkie such as myself, but because of the exponentially increased expectations, the negativity (in the fan base and media) increases tenfold, as well. It always bemuses me the minute the Yankees lose the first 3 games of the […]Read more "Calm Down, Chicken Littles, The Sky Is NOT Falling"
Ok, you know there was no way I could not write a post today after what’s transpired over the past few hours. Firstly, the only thing I have to say about Albert Pujols leaving the Cardinals for the Angels is that it’s the worst thing that could have happened. Why’d you go to an AL […]Read more "The NBA Sucks (with an Addendum!)"
I visited Denver for the first time a couple of weeks ago to visit some family, or…so I told everyone. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we visited family, but the real reason we went was because the Sharks were playing the Avalanche around that weekend. So, we decided to book our tickets for that […]Read more "“CAN SOMEONE YELL AT ME PLEASE?!” (my experience as a visiting fan)"