Sports

The Hometown Team

It feels like yesterday I was sitting in my living room with my family, watching on as Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made a combination of desperation saves to secure the 2009 Stanley Cup. I can remember how excited I was to finally have a team I cheered for win a championship. I imagined lifting the …

Playoff Hockey

As the final seconds counted down on the scoreboard reading 2-1 Oilers over the Kings, the crowd gave a thunderous ovation that left me with goosebumps. For the first time since 2006, the Edmonton Oilers were going to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I’d avoided the decade of less-than-stellar on-ice performances, but my “rookie” year working …

The Olympic Game

I love the Olympic Games. Since I was young, I have been that nerd who sits in front of the TV for two weeks straight, Olympic schedule in hand, following Team Canada, religiously. I yell and cheer at the TV screen when Canada wins, and my heart breaks in moments of anguish when an athlete …

Fan vs. Professional

Understanding the difference between being a fan and being a professional is an important differentiation to be able to make while entering into the sports industry. In some crazy way it happened that I have been working in the sports industry for more than half of a decade (it sounds a lot cooler to say …