Don't care for sports - so how do I talk about it?
September 4, 2008 6:50 PM Subscribe
I don't have any interest in following sports, but the people I meet for interviews and networking do.
How do I play the part?
posted by abdulf to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I went to the University of Texas and Longhorn football, or just football in general, is big in Texas. To a lesser extent, so is basketball. So when I'm meeting alumni or find myself interviewing for a position, it comes up.
I don't hate sports and played basketball and football in high school. I don't have a TV so I don't watch games and I don't spend anytime on ESPN.com because sports news doesn't interest me.
Is there like a talking points memo for sports? The main ones I'm concerned with are NFL football, NBA Basketball, NCAA football and NCAA basketball.
You know, just enough to be familiar. For example, right now I have no idea which teams are in the running for the Superbowl or who the star player for Texas is.
Again, it's not the fundamentals of the sports that I need help understanding. It's the new players and team changes that occur each season that people obsess about and I don't care for.