#IAmNotAFan

The other day I stumbled across an article explaining what it’s like to be a competitive rock climber. Truly, I didn’t expect to show an ounce of empathy for the…
Apparently fans in the Caribbean are growing impatient. They are eager to see local football players do what they love. Well, President of the Caribbean Football Union, Randolph Harris, says…
Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck recently dismissed thorny issues surrounding Jamaica’s #metoo awakening with a chuckle. For the country’s eSports community, like many caught in the awkward but important moment…
With COVID-19 keeping children all over the island at home this term, I began to make a link between them and student-athletes who, because of the changing nature of sports,…
The developers of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), Wizards of the Coast, realize their content has a tendency towards stereotypes, making it possibly racially insensitive and the characters lack diversity. The…
The effects of climate change are staring athletes dead in the eye. The increased expenses of cooling Stadia around the world should be disturbing enough. It’s full time athletes advocate…
Esports organisations realize the reluctance of big corporations to help the gaming community. There are promising Jamaican gamers who struggle with recognition. Local companies have platforms to help. Three days…
Toxic masculinity fails men. In some cases, it promotes violence. Despite the tendency to increasingly romanticise it, I think it’s time to take a different approach, especially within the world…
 If you think there’s something sad about watching a football match without fans, try picturing a promising stadium with barely any sporting activity for several years. Though Dictionary.com defines a…
Currently, valid concerns are being placed on the frontline. The topics are heavy and will have many wanting to ignore them. Especially by watching sports. Yet, these concerns are worthy…
Last night I was watching Oral Tracey’s commentary during Prime Time News. He spoke about coaches from minorities in the English Premier League. While sharing his views, he kept referring…
Does bodybuilding really have a place in Jamaican culture? Andrene Wells was a bodybuilder. She participated in the bikini fitness category. She doesn’t miss it one bit. Andrene started bodybuilding…
Local boys in gymnastics- that’s something I don’t see every day. Very recently Kurt Thomas died. He had a stroke on May 24th. Thomas is the first US male gymnast…
In 2004 Ron Artest, then Metta World Peace and now Metta Sandiford-Artest, leapt into the stands and fought with a fan. In 2010 he shouted out his psychiatrist, Dr Santhi…
Hello June! Sports fans are excited to see you— mainly because more football leagues are scheduled to resume. LaLiga on the 11th and the English Premier League on the 17th.…
It’s laughable hearing people say chess is not a sport. They think calling it a sport would be to give it a status it does not deserve. I'd like to…
In their own way, parents are our biggest supporters. They motivate us when we fail, listen to our problems without judgement, tell us when we’re wrong and share life hacks…
Just an observation. Is too much expected of the children of athletes? Michael Jordan’s sons both followed in his footsteps but neither managed to become basketball legends like their dad.…
When I told my friend I was dedicating this blog to footballers like him, right off the bat he knew what I meant. Fat footballers. Generally, fat means sluggish, lazy,…
“Avoidance has never been a great tactic in solving any problem. It only makes matters worse.”— Says who? Though a happy school life depended on it, I avoided netball. Playing…
Traditions in sports are important. They give individual sports a certain uniqueness and can make players feel comfortable. At the same time, some can be a bit strange— causing stares,…
Every now and then I need a good laugh. You know the hearty ones that make it difficult to speak or even breathe? Cringey American Idol auditions do that for…
Cricket fans and I have something in common— Tests. They watch them and I do them all the time. Some results are good, others are not so good. Still, I’d…
Hey guys, recently I got the opportunity to build a Test cricket team courtesy of SportsMax. I was apprehensive at first but surprisingly, the steps were quick and easy. My…
I remember the days. Individuals weighing all of 80 pounds yelling “go faster” while holding on to me for dear life. My feelings were ignored because they figured I was…
In honour of Mother’s Day, I would like to thank my Mom for encouraging my disappointing display of athleticism. After all, I inherited it from her. Mommy is (and always…
Several years ago my parents signed me up for swimming lessons. They were offered at my prep school as an extracurricular activity. It wasn’t a bad idea since I was…
I remember it like it was yesterday; my anxiety at the beginning of races. I’d kneel in the starting blocks and timidly look at the finish line. I knew it…
Once someone recommended I, "live a life that is well balanced; don't do things in excess." Of course, they’d say that; they didn’t see the jocks at my school. There…
Like me, chances are you’re at home watching movies. One of my all-time faves is Spider-Man. The classic is adventurous and family friendly. There’s just one thing that gives me…
Cricket? That’s what I say when there’s dead silence but did you know it’s also a sport? I asked individuals to share what comes to mind when they hear the…
Hey guys! Let’s talk about sports gear. Particularly the adorable ones netballers wear. Many years ago, I wanted to give netball a chance. It already had a lot going for…
Does anyone else wonder why sports fans do the silly things they do? Like, cheat on their teams? For me, a fan should embody loyalty. Without a doubt, I have…
Although I needed time to improve my skills as a high jumper, the reserve team did not sit well with me.
Hey guys, I’m coming to you with a little request. Please stop pretending to be a fan???!!! The grass is green over here too— I promise. Let me tell you…
Let’s be honest, I've never had an interest in sports but considering a lot of you guys do I decided to share my thoughts on some ridiculous terms I’ve heard…
© 2020 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.