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Hello and welcome! This is My Other Passion: My Random Thoughts on All Things Sports. As the title suggests, this blog is all about sports or rather, my opinion, analysis, and interesting finds and photos of the sports I like and/or care about. That and gushing. Oh, there will be a lot of gushing.

Quick things to note about me. I am a girl in the general Boston area. I love television, movies, and musical theater. I don’t have an athletic bone in my body and have never played an organized sport. But I love watching sports and talking about them and the athletes the play them. Oh, and I am 100% positive that the New England Patriots are going to win the Super Bowl this year.

I won’t pretend to be an expert on any one sport, though I’m familiar with many. Football is my sport of choice and is the one closest to my heart. I grew up occasionally watching with my father and brother and spent the better part of high-school in the marching band, rooting on the school team. Yes I was am a band geek. My team, the team I live for, is obviously the New England Patriots. I believe in Tom Brady.

Basketball would be next. Having followed the recent playoffs and finals, I remembered how much I enjoy this sport.  I’m pretty familiar with the game and the rules and all that. I don’t know any sport that is as thrilling to watch as basketball. My brother was 6′2″ and loved the game so most of what I know comes from what I learned from him teaching me in our driveway when we were kids. I’m a recent convert to the NBA and, on this sport, I will go with the Boston default, the Boston Celtics.

To complete the triangle, baseball has just entered my sports life. For years, I have criticized the game for being boring and slow-paced. It wasn’t until recently that I started to get into the game a little more, though I doubt I’ll ever love it as much as I do football. So this sport will be a learning experience for me – you should come along for the ride. But hear me now. I DO NOT root for the Boston Red Sox. I have my reasons. The team I follow is the New York Mets. Deal with it.

While these three sports will dominate the discussion on here, other sport-related topics should pop up now and then. Posts will be tagged for easy recognition.

I hope you come visit often and leave – tasteful – comments. I will delete any comments that are offensive or too vulgar (notice I use “too”). If you have something negative to say about the Patriots, say it tastefully.

Finally, here are some things to remember while reading My Other Passion:

  • I’m a girl – that means I like looking at hot athletes and that will be a part of this blog
  • I’m not an expert on anything
  • I have backup teams for each of the three majors – all of the teams come from Cleveland.
  • You have the right to bash my teams if I bash your teams. That includes the Boston Red Sox. ) It’s just part of the fun.

Hope you enjoy!

Oh, and swearing IS allowed but nothing too horrible, k? Thanks.

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