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Different Ways To Become Interested in Sports
Are you that person in conversations who has to ask what sport a team plays? Left making "sportsball" jokes to hide the fact that you know nothing about the topic of conversation?
Sometimes the best way to bond with coworkers, prospective clients, or even just new friends is through sports. Take it from someone who grew up in UK Wildcats territory without knowing anything about basketball. You don’t need to be an athlete to love the game!
Try a New Game
Sometimes watching the players on TV is not enough to fully equip your interest. Sometimes the best way to find a love for new things is by doing them yourself. But you don’t have to stick with the traditional watercooler sports like football or basketball.
Consider getting involved in a new sport to gain knowledge on an activity that others aren’t even aware of. You’ve got firsthand experience and a new way to draw people into conversation with you. Most of the teams will consist of beginners, just like you, looking for a new passion.
Go to an Event
Being up close and personal with the match will get your adrenaline pumping, and you’ll feel a sense of camaraderie while you’re there.
Half (maybe more) of the fun of sporting events is the social aspect.
You feel the excitement of everyone else in the stands with you and even get a close-up view of the players’ intensity. Seeing what everyone else gets so excited about might help you find an interest in it. You’ll discover what you love best about the game too.
Learn the History and Rules of the Game
Because your knowledge of the game is a little bit lacking, you might want to consider reading what the pros say about the sport. When you learn the history of the sport, you form an appreciation for the game. You’ll learn all the progress and see some of the greatest athletic moments in history.
You might even surprise some of your peers with some interesting NBA facts. You can even break out your sports history at trivia night. You might favor some players or others and gain a favorite team with all your newfound knowledge.
Look for Local Teams and Clubs to Join
If you already have a membership at your local gym, ask what other amenities they offer. Some have sports teams or clubs you can join. Instead of participating in a sport by yourself, you get a chance to join with others and form new friendships.
If your gym doesn’t have anything to offer, investigate community centers, online groups, and other local spaces. Any one of these can provide you with a group of people to exercise with while developing a love for the game.
Don’t assume there is only one way for you to get involved in sports. You have so many different ways to become interested in sports; all are equally exciting!