I was never one for sports. I came from a family that was involved in music and theater. When I went to school sporting events, I was only there because I was in the band. I never really paid attention to the games; I just talked to my friends. Sports just did not interest me.
And when I came to BGSU, my view on sports completely changed.
Some of my floor-mates had decided to go to the first home football game, and I was invited to join them. I was hesitant at first. I didn’t like football games, and I certainly did not like sitting in the student section. I just found it all to be too loud and just too crowded.
I thought about it some more and then finally decided to go. And I’m sure glad that I went. We ended up having so much fun, and sitting in the student section made it an even better experience. After that game, I couldn’t wait to go to all the other home games.
More recently, my floor-mates wanted to go to the first hockey game. I had only been to one hockey game in my life, and I did not find it to be fun at all. I vowed that day that I would never go to another hockey game. But once again, I decided to give it a go, and after that day, I found a new love for hockey.
I don’t know what it is about college sports, but they seem to be so much better than high school sports and professional sports. But hey, that’s just my opinion.
During Fall Break, I told my parents about how great hockey is, and they seemed so shocked at my sudden love for the sport. Their initial reaction was, “Who are you and what have you done with my child?”
What can I say? College can change you, and I never thought that I would actually be excited to go and watch college sports. But now, I look forward to it!