For years the first question people asked about my job as a sideline reporter was “What is it like in the locker room?”
Over the years that question has been supplanted by a new No. 1: “How do you know what to say?”
Here’s the short answer, I always go in with a game plan. I can’t be at a loss for words in my job. You don’t want to be at a loss for words in conversations because it creates awkward interactions and missed opportunities.
Each week I write the list of sports conversation starters with you in mind. They’re straightforward with a little context and nugget of information that you can add to a conversation. Which means you’ll know exactly what to say in small talk this week.
And just like every week there are a number of topics to choose from: