Why I Still Love Sports

I am not a Yankee fan. However, I am a New Yorker born and bred. That is why I am a fan of Derek Jeter. Although Jeter is not originally from New York City, he has certainly come to represent my beloved city and remind all of us why we respect athletes. He is gritty and plays through injuries. He made big plays and was unfazed by pressure, saw things other players didn't, and brought swagger back to a town that has it more than most. There is no doubt in my mind. Derek Jeter deserves our RE2PECT. Check this out.

In addition, soccer made another big splash in the US. Not sure whether or not the men's game has turned the corner, but it should be fun to watch regardless. I was properly introduced to pro soccer and the Premier League by an ex-boyfriend of my mom. I began to follow Manchester United because of him, and have supported them ever since. (I know, it is bandwagon-esque, but I liked that dude and it brought us together.) anyway, Man U just posted this fantastic ad that brought chills to me in much the same way that the Jeter ad did. Enjoy.

Posted on July 14, 2014 .