David Baer Minnesota Sports Fan

Welcome to my sports page! I’m David Baer. The Minnesota Vikings’ Class of 2018 has got so much potential especially with Kirk Cousins in the picture. His arrival makes a Super Bowl run more of a probability than a possibility now, though that could just be my bias talking. This is the great thing about sports — how you get to feel you’re part of something bigger. If you’ve ever watched a live sports game, you’ll know what I’m talking about, that palpable energy and excitement in the air that just gets everyone going.

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People get into sports or become a sports fan for different reasons. To some, it’s a way to get escape reality for a moment, while others think of it as a hobby. Personally, it’s a little bit of both. Also, since I live an active lifestyle, I have a good idea of the hardships and sacrifices professional sports asks from athletes. Some people don’t understand why athletes are some of the highest paid professionals in the world, but let me tell you, few people have the athleticism, talent, and dedication to become a pro athlete. As such, I have huge respect for players like Tiger Woods and Roger Federer.

If I had to sum up why sports are so great, it would probably come down to this: sports mimics life better than art can. There are the players, there are the rules, someone wins and someone loses. It’s all part of the game. Doesn’t that remind you of this thing called life?

Thanks for reading!

David Baer, Minnesota Vikings Fan