Dabbled with playing sports growing up as every fan does but soon realized that A) I'm not tall enough to play basketball. B) I'm not strong enough or athletic enough to play football. C) I can't throw a baseball straight or catch up with a fastball. D) I got into hockey too late in life to ever be serious about it. So like everybody else I just stuck to being a fan and talking about sports every day. Often found myself reading baseball encyclopedias or doing research on statistics and history of sports instead of book reports or chemistry homework. I like to call myself a very "intense" sports fan that would love to follow it not just for fun but for a profession.