“We still love the Ducks, even if they lose every time.” – Santi Robert Neal 10.11.15
My goal is a reasonable one; to raise a kid who likes sports. More specifically, I want a kid who can coherently and comprehensively explain position-less basketball. Maybe throw in a casual mention of the Golden State Warriors’ points per possession with Draymond Green as the primary ball handler. And yes, FREE DARKO did all the ground work for this argument. But this kid has screen time limits that don’t allow him to read* basketball blogs that were shuttered in 2011. (*Also, he can’t read.)
At this point Santi is doing pretty well. He can name a player on all 30 NBA teams, he recognizes the logo of all the teams in MLB, Barclays Premier League (including Hull City), the NFL and some of the MLS. He checks the Phillies score every day. There is something Sisyphean about daily checkups on the 10th best team in the National League. And, most importantly, he recognizes that Marcus Mariota is the sporting Alpha and Omega.