By Colin Bock
As of today, I can officially say that dreams come true.
At a time in my life where I had many doubts as to if they would ever occur. For as long as I can remember, I’ve watched sports on a religious basis. From watching Oregon vs. Oregon State in 2005 to my late grandfather showing me NFL Football, more specifically, the 49ers, I knew I had a deep love and passion for major American Sports. As a child I would always be locked away in the TV room or in my room watching youtube highlights of last week’s Oregon Game, or watching Allen Iverson crossovers on repeat, whatever it may be. I would also play Madden 11 on the iPad practicing my commentaries solely while playing a virtual football game. I always knew my passion for sports was deep and everlasting.
As many of my readers know, I love to write about sports, predominantly NBA basketball. Of all my pieces, however, I would say that my favorite would be The Top 30 Sports Moments of 2016 as I put many hours and tons of my free time to express my personal highs from the sporting year of 2016. Just to give a little spoiler, the #1 Moment was the Cubs winning the world series in remarkable fashion after trailing 3-1. Watching all those sporting events where leads were blown (Falcons 28-3, Warriors 3-1, Indians 3-1, Paris St. Germain 4-0 agg.), I was taught to never lose my belief and watching these immaculate comebacks resurrected by own self-confidence.
Over a month ago I found out that I had been accepted into the greatest sports-broadcasting summer program in the country— the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications broadcasting boot camp. Being accepted itself has been a dream come true as only 30 applicants out of hundreds are accepted. This helped me realize that I could do something I truly wanted to do, and it has encouraged me to pursue this as a career by working my butt off in the process. To those who want to pursue something extravagant, please, go do it. You’ll have my moral support.