Admittedly I'm a bit of a sport junkie, I'm sure many of you are as well. So let's see what sports we have in common besides sumo...
The sports I watch, from the ones I started watching least to most recently, are:
-Basketball. Fell in love with it pretty much from birth. I melted every 90s highlight reel my family could provide me with. Currently intently following Milwaukee and our hometown hero. No team has been more of a joy to watch live than Panathinaikos in their glory days.
-Snooker. Eurosport used to scratch the itch, then it got discontinued from Greek free to air TV. Now I'm a semi-serious pool player, and if Athens had a snooker scene I'd be a snooker player as well.
-Water polo. I like watching it but I don't follow any team. I used to play and now that I no longer do, I am out of shape. I trained and swam in the 2004 Olympics pools, so I've had the privilege of meeting most of the Greek national team. Rumour has it that if you say my team name and cap number to the then Panathinaikos coach, he still has flashbacks to my 7-goal game against them as a left flat, my sole claim to fame in the sport.
-Rugby union. Can't remember how I started. But the 6 Nations is bar none the most heart-wrenching tournament I have ever seen.
-Cricket. I was in Sri Lanka for a brief time in 2012/13. I got hooked. I have almost followed every ball of certain Test matches.
-Baseball. The obvious next sport to get into. Like mini-Tests more than T20s; I was intrigued. Will the Mariners ever make the playoffs again?
Not counting football. I only watch the Euro/World Cup voluntarily. And only some matches.