With the NFL Draft coming at the end of the month everyone is wondering who is going to end up where. It is a college football player’s dream to declare their spot in the draft and get picked by a NFL team in the spring.
The Florida Gators had their annual spring game in Gainesville, Friday night, so Gator fans can see what to expect of the 2017 football season. However, it was also a game to see who would be the starting quarterback for the 2017 season.
The National Collegiate Student Section Association (NCSSA) does a March Madness inspired poll where they put schools head-to-head to compete for the loudest and proudest school section across the nation, marketed with the hashtag #LoudAndProud.
I grew up in a football driven household. My dad a Dallas Cowboys fan and my mom a Miami Dolphins fan. However, as I got older I stuck with the Dallas Cowboys. I remember being highly invested in sports from a young age.
There was this game I remember seeing my dad watch when we were in Orlando at the Nickelodeon Hotel about to check out, but he couldn’t pull away from the TV because it was an important game. I don’t know what exactly happened, but the Cowboys lost that game. When I mentioned this memory to him recently, he said that if they had won that game it would’ve taken them to the Super Bowl.
Baseball – vs. LSU – March 24, 2017
It was a slow start Friday evening, when the Gators faced the Tigers in Gainesville for the first SEC Tournament game of the season.
It was until JJ Schwarz, hit the ball to left field at the bottom of the 6th inning allowing teammate, Deacon Liput to run to home base and give Florida a 1-0 lead against LSU. Gator fans cheered in excitement, but it was short lived as neither team was able to score in the last three innings.
There are adrenaline junkies who get their rush from rollercoasters, skydiving and climbing to the top of the world. However, many attend events that give that rush of adrenaline and excitement.
There are two different major events a person could attend out of many, a sporting event and a concert. Both are relatively exciting and create a strong emotion in the individuals who are present.
“I attend sporting events because I enjoy watching the games in person rather than on TV,” said Samantha Hernandez, 18, a sports management major at Santa Fe College.
“You’re going to be in a man’s world.”
I get this from my roommate all the time. She isn’t wrong at all. The sports media industry is filled with testosterone. Women have only recently began to enter this industry. We also have to work ten times harder than the man next to us to get assignments and promotions. We are tested every second about our knowledge of sports. Every day I am doubting my choice of major because I know how hard it is going to be for me from here on out.