HELP: SPORTS KNOWLEDGE IDEAS
What is a good way for a non-sports fluent person to become conversationally fluent in big sports things without having to watch tons of sports on TV? Website maybe? Any thoughts welcome. (Idea is to be able to talk to clients etc. when needed)
- •Some website I don't know about that summarizes sports things?
- •How many more times do you think I will say "sports" in this list?
- •Download the ESPN ScoreCenter app and turn on the "Breaking News" alert so you'll get notifications for the big, important stuff people talk about.Suggested by @klrosenb
- •Deadspin.com might be a good place to startSuggested by @Alex
- •Read about the sport before you watch! Try and figure out the rules or even look up some highlights, but when in doubt just think about how talented the people playing are if nothing makes senseSuggested by @mark
- •Try watching sportscenter once a week. Or at least the week leading up to big events.Suggested by @babygotmac27
- •Bleacherreport.com and follow ESPN on InstagramSuggested by @CarlosHerrera
- •If you just want to bring yourself up to speed on current events, subscribe to Sports Illustrated and skim through the paper edition every week.Suggested by @gabe
- •If you're interested in some historical context, ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series does an awesome job capturing the biggest sports stories of the past 30 years.Suggested by @gabe
- •Across the board, the best written sports site. They cover all the big stories across the major sports, with a focus on story lines & characters ( vs stats and scores) that makes it probably more interesting to the casual fan, such as ur self. 🍆Suggested by @Alex
- •Grantland...sports and pop culture all in one place! Plus they have great podcasts.Suggested by @Abby
- •Go local and pick a bandwagon.Follow your local teams esp if the suck. Learn about the stories behind the players but don't dig too deep. If you're a nerd about cooking find out which player is doing Paleo or whatever else is hot so you seem like you are into the local guy for your own reasons. Also pick a bandwagon team and own it. Jump on and talk trash even if you can't hold your own. Just make it up and people will bring you along.Suggested by @donnie
- •Fantasy Football. Sports become MUCH more exciting when they're monetized. You'll find yourself caring about things like YAC (yards after catch) when there's a chance you can win money at the end.Suggested by @Waz
- •Cricinfo.com if you are interested in cricket.Suggested by @aravindgd