Hello, my name is Brad. I am a 25 year old law student, who recently graduated from Wake Forest University. I grew up in Lexington, KY, so naturally Kentucky was the first team I knew and loved. I then decided to pick up two random professional sports teams to follow throughout my childhood and beyond, the Montreal Expos and the New England Patriots. I still consider myself a Pats fan, but not nearly as much because I generally hate teams that establish dynasties, as the Pats did in the early 90′s. The city of Boston has seeminly lost its underdog charm and so have the Pats. As far as the Expos go, they became the Nationals, and there was no way I was going to like a team in Washington D.C. with one of the worst nicknames in sport. Now, I’m pretty much just “a playoff watcher” for the NBA, MLB, NHL, and NFL. My obsession for college sports however has never dwindled. I recently attended Wake Forest University, so the Deacons have now become my ultimate sporting interest.
A couple of other personal sporting tidbits of my life include the fact that I have been blessed by God to have three incredible sports moments in my life: Kentucky’s 1996 national championship, the New England Patriot’s first super bowl win, and Wake Forest’s 2006 ACC Football Championship. There are still however four major sporting goals that I want to see happen in my lifetime, as well as two supplemental goals which aren’t quite as important. The main 4 in order of personal significance are: 1) seeing a 16 seed beat a 1 seed in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 2) having Wake Forest win a national basketball or football championship, 3) seeing a Triple Crown winner in horse racing, and 4) having a Brit win Wimbledon. The two additional goals are having Kentucky beat Tennessee and football and seeing someone over 50 win a golfing major
Hi, my name is Justin and I am a 24 year old law student. I grew up in Akron, Ohio, so most of my sports teams are from that area. Ohio St. has always been my first love in college sports. As most young kids, I played little league baseball which lead to me following the Cleveland Indians. I’ve always been a Cleveland Cavaliers fan starting with the Brad Daugherty/Mark Price/ Larry Nance days. I still like the Cleveland Browns, but the Carolina Panthers are my NFL team. I moved to the Charlotte, N. Carolina area in 1994, which was around the time the Panthers came into existence and the Browns left Cleveland. Finally, I’m a huge South Carolina Gamecocks fan as well, which is a result of living in the state for 15 years and attending the university.
As an Ohio native and follower of many Ohio sports teams, I know my share of heartbreak. My worst moment in sports is the 1997 World Series, where Edgar Renteria singled in the World Series winning run in the 11th inning of the 7th game. Other heartbreaking moments include: 1995 World Series loss to the Atlanta Braves, 2007 ALCS loss to Boston after leading 3-1, The Decision, 2006 and 2007 Ohio St. BCS national title losses, 2006-2007 Ohio St. basketball title loss, and a 2003 Carolina Panthers Super Bowl loss. Mixed into all those losses was my greatest sporting moment, the 2002 Ohio St. BCS National Championship. I can still perfectly remember everything about that night and look forward to another championship. My top 4 sporting goals, as of now, are 1. Cleveland Indians World Series 2. Ohio St. basketball championship 3. a 16 seed beating a 1 seed in college basketball and 4. triple crown winner in horse racing. (Ohio St. football championship would be #1 had they not won it in 2002)