Sports News- Where / How?

By: Colleen B
Posted: July 24, 2018

While looking for a topic to write about today, I realized the NBA free agency is boring me. I actually couldn’t find ANYTHING to write about. I literally went to Google and typed “NBA” and clicked “News”.  So, I got to thinking, what sports columns, blogs, websites, or news outlets do you look to for information, and how do you do it?

In sports, and in a lot of other opinionated fields, the content comes from writers who work for the publication source, just like how I write and work for Sports Are From Venus. We all have our favorite announcers, and we all have our favorite halftime show hosts, but I really want to know WHERE ya’ll hear your news from and HOW.  

The “where” is easy- Sports Center, Sports Illustrated, CBS, Bleacher Report, etc. 

The “how” is the fun part:

1- Notifications- Those who get multiple notifications from their phones. These kinds of people have apps like Bleacher Report and NBA Sports already downloaded with customized notifications (lights, sounds, pop-ups, you name it!) ready to disclose the latest gossip and rumors in the sports world. These kind of people also have the score of every game being played ready-to-go up on a browser or on an app already on their phone. I tried to do this once, but I really can’t be that kind of person.  I will say, though, that there are really cool options out there, like customizing what scores you want and what teams you’re interested in. For instance, you can get notifications if a score is, let’s say, within 5 points in the last 2 minutes of an NBA game, or you can get notifications every time the Red Sox go to bat.

2- Scrollers- Those who open apps on their phones with the purpose of scrolling through the app for a while to hear and see sports news. These fans will pick through articles to get the information they want. This 100% is me. This is how I usually write articles, too. I think it’s also fair to group TV-watchers in here, too. These are the people that watch an hour or two of ESPN when they’re doing chores or making dinner, or using it for background noise. “Around the Horn” on ESPN is always a good one- even though there is a lot of drama with that show right now…

3-Fakers- Those who pretend to be up-to-date with sports news and usually nod their head and pretend to know what they’re talking about but in reality they just are getting all of the information from the person they’re conversing with…

Where do you get your info and how? Comment down below!

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