Learning about sports with my new big brothers

Pamela Crimbchin

Not knowing a single thing about sports, besides the fact that Sidney Crosby is amazing, and joining a basically all-male sports staff is pretty intimidating. However, it turned out to be one of the best experiences in my life.

Men sports journalists know their stuff. I’m not just talking about reciting statistics and records. I mean every situation and every person in life they can relate to a specific game or sports personality.

Sitting in the “fish bowl” conference room located in Franklin Hall surrounded by sports encyclopedias cleverly disguised as men has taught me one very important life lesson: Sports guys are good guys. They might accidentally blow you off for a world title, but they really didn’t mean to. It’s just their nature; they can’t help it. But you better believe if you ever need anything, a good laugh, a slow clap, a firm pat on the back, the sports guys will be there.

Encouraging and entertaining, the sports staff plays as a team, eats as a team, lives as a team and takes care of its “baby sister” as a team. If you ever get a chance to hang out with a sports guy, you may have to get used to the constant references to teams you didn’t even know existed, but I guarantee you’ll have a new good friend in the end.

Contact sports correspondent Pamela Crimbchin at [email protected].