We want to hear your stories of your personal experiences at live sports events!
The Good Men Project Sports Section is kicking off a new weekly series called “From the Frontlines…of Sports.”
This feature will be a place for contributors, editors, and readers to share personal stories of their experiences attending live sports events. The posts can explore aspects of the game itself, the feeling of being there, of spending time with family or friends, or anything else connected to the experience. And it can be any type of sports event, big or small, from the NCAA Basketball tourney with buddies, the SuperBowl with friends, on a baseball trip with your kid, or to a minor league baseball game with the family.
There has been and surely will continue to be many negative stories spinning out of the world of sports – from privilege to concussions to abuse to greed. We want to make sure to shine a light there, but we also want to focus on the good stories too. That is our hope for this feature.
We need not rely on cute internet kittens alone to feel good about sports!
There are so so many of the good stories, and we want you to join us and help to tell them.
To explain a bit more about how we envision this feature, here is a personal example:
This past weekend, I went with my daughter to the NY Red Bulls playoff soccer game. We sat right near the crazy cheering section, which pulsed with energy all game, complete with raucous singing, flag waving, and music. Each team had a ‘big name’ superstar. For the Red Bulls it was Thierry Henry. For the New England Revolution, it was US Men’s Olympic hero, Jermaine Jones. It was a close exciting match, which (sadly for us Red Bulls fans) New England won 2-1 on a late goal by Jones.
We had a blast, but like any good fan, my daughter was displeased with the result:
So, you see, an experience like that could be a turned into a From the Frontline…of Sports post.
But you’ll do way better!
Please send your submissions to myself at [email protected] or to our Sports co-editor Kimanzi at [email protected], or contact us via Twitter @MichaelKasdan and @KimanziC using the #GMPFrontLineSports and #GMPSports hashtags.
Editors are standing by…
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