Sports and geek culture don’t always fall hand in hand, but perhaps they should. In 2017 there are lots of tech orientated ways to get into sports and see what all the fuss is about. Who knows, you might discover that sports has always been your ultimate passion and you just never had a way to connect to it that appealed to you. Well, with these geek ideas you soon will.
Play Sports Video Games
Fifa, Rugby, Cricket, NBA and many more all have games out on the PS4 and Xbox One for you to try your luck with. The brilliance of these games is that you can get to grips with what these sports are about without sweating and panting on a pitch yourself. The easiest ways to learn to rules behind football would be to play a couple of tournaments on Fifa. You’ll soon discover who the best players are, what teams you should support and maybe even get to grips with the offside rule.
Be careful though because these games can be incredibly addictive, particularly once you realise that you can become a virtual legend. You might never score the winning goal in a stadium or get that perfect 3 pointer with nothing but net, but you can when you have a controller in your hand.
Keep Up To Date Online
Perhaps the reason you’ve never managed to get into sports is because you just don’t have the time to sit down and watch the games. A lot of us lead very busy lives, and the average sporting match is at least a few hours! Well, you can just read weekly updates on tournaments like the rugby super league or college football online and get all the information you need. You can even catch a few highlights on your phone and make sure you don’t miss the most talked about moments of the season. That way, you’ll always have things to talk about with anyone else invested in these sporting events at the water cooler.
Get An App
There are plenty of apps for sports enthusiasts. There are tipster apps that will actually provide you info on who may or may not win certain matches. There are apps that will provide you with the full lineup of events and tournaments so you can make sure you never miss a must see event. There are even apps that will let you watch live sports on your phone without ever having to pay! These days, it really is up to you how you enjoy sports and get involved in the action.
Or lastly, there are fantasy leagues that are great fun for geeks. Fantasy leagues are a game where you create your own team of players, trade them, play them and do everything you can to make sure that your team wins. There are even virtual matches where you’ll play against other teams and find out whether your sports team can rise to the top of the league, beating the competition.
It’s a new world, and these days even geeks can get into sports. You might find it’s more exciting than you realised. But at the very least, you’ll be able to interact and have fun with other sports enthusiasts.