Are you a sports fan? Tell us about fandom. If you’re not, tell us why not.

I wouldn't consider myself to be a sports fan. I like sports but more in theory than in actual practice. I used to watch sports with my father when I was much younger, we watched boxing because we both loved the sport. On the other hand, we watched other sporting events for a very different reason, the success of my father's restaurant. It sounds like an odd reason but it makes sense I assure you. My father's French restaurant was across the street from Madison Square Garden and the Garden hosted hockey games and basketball games so when the New York Rangers and the New York Knicks, hockey and basketball teams, were doing well, our restaurant was packed. When the Rangers and the Knicks did poorly, we had less customers because the fans didn't have games to go to and that made us sad.

The other sport that we loved to watch together as a family on the weekends during the winter was downhill skiing. My father knew the names of all the great downhill skiers, not too many French names but a lot of Austrian names. My father loved speed in all of its forms, fast cars, fast skiing, basically fast anything. This brought back wonderful memories of my father.

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