Sports are simply organized versions of the games we played as children. The games are meant for children, but are enjoyed on the amateur and professional level by adults both as active and passive participants.
These children’s games teach lessons with underlying meanings that directly and indirectly relate to the trials and tribulations of our everyday lives.
At the heart of the lessons you find: Competition applied equally with Sportsmanship.
For professional and collegiate sporting events, most Americans are consumers at the passive participant level, also known as being a fan.
Being a fan, in and of itself, is a microcosm of life’s most tragic and glorious effort: Love.
On Life: Michael Bassford is a U.S. Air Force veteran originally born in Washington D.C. and now transplanted in Louisiana. He has lived in the Baton Rouge area since 2004 and has been an avid follower of Louisiana sports since he lived in New Orleans in the late 1980s.
In the military, Michael was both a Heavy Equipment Operator (A “dirtboy” as they are more well-known in those circles) and a Military Paralegal (which means he went to JAG school and sometimes, wrongly, thinks he’s an attorney!).
After separating honorably from the service, Michael moved to Baton Rouge and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business from LSU.
More recently, Michael worked at LSU as a Director of Operations but has now left that position to more narrowly focus his career goals and progression.