Why I’m not qualified to write sports stories

LJ Haderlie

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Why Im not qualified to write sports stories

Not gonna lie, I don’t love writing sports stories. Of all the categories, it is definitely my least favorite. Instead of talking about actual sports, I’m gonna talk about why I am not the one who should be writing sports stories.

First off, I’m new to this school. I moved here during the summer of last year, right before starting my senior year. Most kids here have attended since sophomore year and thus know the ropes a bit more than I do. I honestly have no idea what’s going on at school most of the time. I barely know what’s happening in my classes, so how can you expect me to be familiar with the sports that I’m not involved in? No, sir!

Secondly, this year is actually my first time attending public school ever. Why is this relevant? I have no clue how school sports work. I couldn’t tell you the first thing about Davis football or track or any other school sport. Sounds like a lame excuse, and it kind of is. But still, I feel totally unprepared to write about something that I don’t know about.

I’ve also never been on a school sports team or had any siblings or friends on the sports team. I literally have zero experience or exposure to school sports. The little experience I have playing sports has been in clubs, which is a different dynamic for sure.

And I don’t know anyone on the teams. I could not tell you the name of a single athlete at this school. How am I supposed to interview someone about sports if I don’t even know anyone? Add that on top of my significant lack of knowledge regarding how any sport actually works, and we’ve got a recipe for an embarrassing disaster. I wish to spare us all the pain of witnessing such a debacle.

I also have no interest in school sports at this point. There are only two more weeks of school left for me. I have “Senioritis” something awful, and the apathy is taking over. How can I write about something that I don’t care about? My indifference would show through and make a terrible article. I don’t want to do a disservice to the people who put in so much effort into their teams’ success. They deserve better than that.

Okay, have I excused myself from writing sports stories yet? Do I have enough evidence to support my claim? If not, that’s a rip. Regardless of whether you think I should be let off the hook, here’s my sports story article; take it or leave it, this is all I have to offer. Shoutout to all the kids who are actually involved in sports—you rock!