Sports

Holding the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship trophy… My dad was thrilled

 My love for news is closely rivaled by my love for sports. Sure, playing them is fun, but for a girl who’s 5’2″ my options are pretty limited. So I spend my time on the sidelines, cheering on my favorite teams (Orlando Magic, Florida State, Toronto Maple Leafs etc)… and always appreciating the quality of a great match-up even when my teams aren’t involved.

My love affair with sports started when I was young. Watching with my dad or my brother. Spending Saturday’s in arena’s watching my brother play hockey or playing on all boy’s t-ball teams in Canada, wearing my pink shorts. I loved the competitiveness and the highs and lows.

Watching time for a Doc Rivers interview for ESPN, they cut it close.

When I got up to Tallahassee my Freshman year at Florida State University and woke up on campus for my first game day… I was in awe.

Thousands of people were dressed in garnet and gold filling the streets before packing into Doak Campbell Stadium. From that day forward I have been convinced there isn’t much that compares to a College Football Saturday in the South.

Since then I’ve been lucky enough to go into locker rooms, stand-on the sidelines, attending practices and even Championship games for the NBA, NFL, NHL and college football to talk to some amazing athletes.