Born in Seattle in the early 90s, I grew up going to Husky, Seahawk, Mariner and Supersonic games. Even though I may have been young at the time, I was lucky enough to be a part of a somewhat "golden age" of the Seattle sports world. The Mariners went to the ALCS, the Sonics to the NBA Finals, the Huskies were competing for the Rose Bowl annually, and the Seahawks...well, they were still trying to figure things out.
In 1999, I moved to Galway, Ireland, where I lived for six years. While living in Galway, I became entrenched in the Irish way of life, and played soccer (football), rugby, gaelic football and hurling. I was also lucky enough to travel throughout Europe, along the way having a chance to take in some matches at the most sacred of grounds in England such as Old Trafford and the original Wembley Stadium.
I moved back stateside in 2005 to Winston Salem, NC. Since moving here, I've seen firsthand just how passionate North Carolinians are about college basketball. I've held season tickets to Wake Forest Men's Basketball games and saw them rise to #1 in the country in 2009 behind Jeff Teague, Al-Farouq Aminu and James Johnson, only to see them crash and burn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Cleveland State. They're still trying to recover.
My true passion for sports lies in the Pacific Northwest, but as an avid sports lover, I've come to appreciate the ACC and SEC as well.