Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/15/13
Because of the generosity of Ball State alums Jason Whitlock, Brady Hoke and the athletic department, Ball State was able to send 240 students to Wednesday’s game against conference rival Northern Illinois. I happened to be one of the lucky 240. Need proof? I have some. Since the game was on ESPN2, I made it a priority to get on TV, and I succeeded…kind of. I’m the one in the reddish-orange hat. As we got off the bus in Dekalb, one of ESPN’s camera guys shot video footage and, for a few seconds, I was on national television, looking rather confused as to why there was a camera right outside our bus. But this post is not about me being on TV. For some time now, sports has diminished in importance to me. It’s not because I am not entertained watching them anymore. I watch every Chicago Bears and Blackhawks game, but watching the games doesn’t pack as much fun as it used to. Sports has always been about the bond between teammates and the community of fans. For every Bears or Blackhawks...
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