Jeff Castner: Being A Sports Fan

Posted: August 26, 2014 in Career, Education, Sports, Sports Fan
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Jeff Castner is a big sports fan. He lives and works in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is lucky enough to be close to the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, and the Indianapolis Indians, that last one being a minor league baseball team in the International League.

He says that no matter what the sport is, it’s just about impossible to become a fan if you don’t understand the sport. Jeff Castner likes to read about baseball, football and basketball, and even write about it; he has begun blogging about sports on his own blog.

Jeff Castner

Jeff Castner

He watches as many games as his schedule allows, too, and says that is another important part of becoming a sports fan. For watching games, Jeff Castner says there is always TV, but adds that there is no replacement for actually being at a game. He is especially fond of going out to Victory Field, where the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians play.

One of the great things about being a sports fan, says Jeff Castner, is that it gives you an excuse to scream your head off. You don’t even have to be at a stadium watching a game – a sports bar, or even your own living room at home will do.

Being a sports fan can instill pride in one’s community, too, and Jeff Castner says that is always a good things. It’s also a great conversation starter ­ “How about those Pacers?” for example. Jeff Castner has found that he has been able to have in-depth conversations, even with complete strangers, just by finding the common ground of liking the same sports team.

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