Being A Basketball Fan In The Sioux State
Start writing a post
Sports

Being A Basketball Fan In The Sioux State

Ya know...all three of us.

12
Being A Basketball Fan In The Sioux State
Pinterest

Let me start this off by clarifying that yes, I do enjoy hockey and no, this article is in no way an attempt to diss hockey or any of its’ fans. . . Go Sioux.

Now that that’s out of the way, let me take you hockey fanatics on a journey. A journey to a place where hockey isn’t a school's most popular sport. Schools like Syracuse, Ohio State, or UConn. Let’s stick with UConn to keep this basketball analogy rolling. You go into it thinking that no one at your school will really go to the basketball games and you don’t expect much from them.

But then you get there. And let me tell ya, you’re in for a treat. No one even follows professional hockey and basketball reigns supreme. They can only name three hockey players; Gretzky (they probably still think he plays too), Crosby, and Ovechkin (maybe some players from their local professional team if you’re lucky).

Oh, you want to watch a hockey game on tv when others are present? You had better have a two-page MLA formatted argumentative paper on why it’s a good idea to watch the game. No matter what you say you won’t convince them if a single basketball game is on somewhere though. What’s that? The basketball game is 85-55 at the half, but the game you want to watch is tied and about to go to a shootout? Oh, that’s too bad, we like the team that’s losing in the game and think they can come back from down by 30 and win this one.

Oh, what was that one? You want to play NHL 17? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. They would rather play any other game. They would literally have no regrets about breaking the disc. Even if you do convince them, they are so laughably bad at the game that you still beat them 8-0 when they’re the Eastern All-Stars and you’re the Coyotes, or the Ice Cats (look them up in NHL 15 and try to win, I dare you.)

Let me make one thing clear- I don’t belong anywhere near a basketball court and have not played a single game of pickup basketball since making the B team of my Middle School basketball team. But if you’re attending UConn and you’re bored on a random Sunday in the middle of winter, you might want to go play some pond hockey or find a nearby rink. Not a single person is going to know how to skate, much less play hockey, so enjoy that one too.

I truly wish there were more ways for me to reiterate how much it truly sucks to be a basketball fan here in this literal ice rink that we live in. Hopefully, I was able to put some fear into your hearts. Make you think of the reverse situation, and maybe, just maybe, convince one or two of you to be more kindly to us basketball fans who huddle together in our rooms watching basketball and playing 2K in every free moment…until we get drunk and accidentally delete all our saved data. Thank you, wine!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

77316
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

147247
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments