I am very much a sports fan, and there is no bigger team to me than the ones that inhabit my city. Therefore, the St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, and St. Louis Rams are all my favorite teams in there respective sports. I do not understand how some people can cheer for a team that is not in their own city, when that city has a team in the same sport. With sports comes a sense of hometown pride, and I am extremely proud of every one of St. Louis' sports teams. Hockey will always be my favorite sport, as I have played it for the past 15 years and the Blues will always be my favorite team of all time.
In addition, my favorite single team and favorite sports moment of all time would be the 1980 U.S. Men's Olympic Hockey Team, the team that was the Miracle on Ice. That ice hockey game was much more than a game to the people of the United States. It gave them hope. It showed that in a time with such trials as the Cold War, there was in fact something they could cheer about. A single game where college kids defeated the best players of the world for the previous 20 years changed an entire nation.
However, I do have a favorite memory that occurred in my lifetime. It would be the 2011 NLCS Game 2 between St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. I went to the game with two friends from St. Louis, and paid $75 for nosebleed tickets. But the game was awesome. Albert Pujols hit a two-run home run in the first inning, and Edwin Jackson, the starting pitcher for the Cardinals, also hit a home run. The Cardinals also had a four-run seventh inning, and the Cards won 12-3.
As a Sports Journalist, I want to be both a fan and a reporter. Yes, there may be some bias that comes along the way with being a fan, but being truly objective is recognizing your bias and getting viewpoints opposite of yours. I want my passion for sports to be evident in my writing. As Journalists, I believe that we are the ones that write history, and thus decide what stories are important and what not. So everyday, we should as ourselves, is Tim Tebow's 25th birthday, or Felix Hernandez's perfect game more important?