There is always that one character in every group of guys. The Sports Guy, if you will, who always knows the happenings around their game. They know every score, they know the schedules, and they have an opinion on anything sports-related. They know which channel a specific game is on. These guys always know last night’s score. Moreover, they know every trade made – and have corresponding opinions on it. Yes, in every group of guys, there is always the one who lives and breathes the game.
The Sports Guy Persona
Believe it or not, being the ‘Sports Guy’ has a few perks. Not only will you always have something to talk about, people always want your opinion. This can be on the current state of the team, or the entire league in general.
Being the Sports Guy often comes with having a certain ‘character’ built up. You do not have to be athletic or actually good at the sport to be the guy. You just need the right amount of dedication. They often wear their team’s jerseys everywhere and go to live games (or at least watch) regularly. They know scores by heart, the players, and their team’s weaknesses. Some even go so far as to bet everything for their team’s victory.
Betting on your team among friends, on local bars, or even on online gambling sites indicates dedication. It says that you are incredibly sure of your team’s victory that you are placing money on it. One can get confidence this by either doing your own research or through sheer loyalty alone. When you can bet a ton of money on your team winning, not only are you showing your support, you are also displaying sureness.
Throwing money around to prove your team’s superiority is not the only way to go. Some prefer a more analytical approach. These guys know every statistic on their team at any given game. They know who gets hot, the weak points, and what they need to do to improve. Being more around the numberscan be great as it shows you know the game internally. The game is not just about superstars and highlights. Every detail counts, and the analyst knows them all.
Sometimes you just do not want to attend every game or know every statistic. Maybe you are a fan because of a singular player on the team, and not the team entirely. The best way to proceed is to start your personal collection. Collectors often do just that – collect memorabilia of their favorite teams. These can range from autographed jerseys, photos, and game-winning items.
This path, of course, can get pretty expensive. Collecting memorabilia often involves bidding wars, trades, and ridiculous purchases. This can cost a lot, and it can hurt the bank in the long run. What it can give you is a talking point whenever someone visits. They do not even have to see it, you can talk about your acquisitions whenever the topic turns up.