Grew up in the Bay Area and as a result a fan of the Giants, 49ers, Warriors, and Cal Bears. Rarely did my teams have the upper hand growing up (aside from the 49ers), but the tide has turned and there are finally a few things to brag about in the Bay (aside from the 49ers).
HOW SPORTS SAVED MY LIFE
I loved sports growing up. LOVED them. Couldn’t get enough of collecting baseball cards, going to baseball games, and watching Sportscenter every single night.
But the reason I watched (and taped) so many sporting events was because my dad loved sports.
Through sports, we could converse and connect, and eventually those conversations turned into real, substantial ones about life, careers, girls, and whatever else was going on in my childhood.
But as much as I like talking sports now, I’ll always push for deeper, more life-impacting conversations to come out of them. Without those real connections, sports are simply a distraction from reality.